Our Education Centre is a modern spacious building that offers facilities for hire as well as running courses throughout the year on palliative care.

Education Programme

Saint Catherine’s education programme consists of different courses and educational sessions running throughout the year. You can find out more about planned courses and sessions taking place over the coming year below.

All courses can be booked onto by contacting our team on 01723 351421 or email

Upcoming Courses and Sessions

Advanced Communications Skills – This 2-day interactive workshop is aimed at senior clinicians who are communicating with patients with advanced progressive illness in challenging or complex situations. Date is TBC – please check back here for updates soon for 2024 session. Click here for details of these sessions.

Introduction to Palliative Care – Introduction to palliative care as a speciality and to what is available in the locality. For new health and care staff or those new to the area. 

16th April 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Non-Medical Prescribing – Updates on prescribing in palliative care for qualified and aspiring Non-Medical Prescribers. Please note there is a charge of £65 per delegate for this day.

11th November 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Palliative Care Clinics – Throughout 2024 we have a range of Palliative Care Clinics available to attend. Click here for details of these sessions.

Palliative Care Emergencies Study Day – Learn how to recognise and manage palliative care emergencies, including MSCC, bowel obstruction and hypercalcaemia

9th September 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Palliative Care for Care Homes / Domiciliary Care Staff – One day study day facilitated by the palliative care team at Saint Catherine’s Hospice. Suitable for all staff working in residential or domiciliary settings. Concurrent sessions for registered nurses and care assistants.

8th July 2024 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Palliative Care (Professionals) Forum – Quarterly forum for all working in palliative care in the locality. To discuss issues in the area, informal teaching and networking.

8th February 2024 – 2pm – 4pm

16th May 2024 – 2pm- 4pm

22nd August 2024 – 2pm – 4pm

28th November 2024 – 2pm – 4pm 

Syringe Driver Training  – A MS Teams based curriculum for all Registered Nurses in North Yorkshire led by Saint Catherine’s Hospice providing what you need in preparation for competence. Other professionals may find attendance helpful to understand the principles of syringe driver use and medication decision making. You must attend both session one and two in order to receive a certificate.

Session 1 – Practical – 5th February 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Session 2 PRN Medication – 7th February 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Session 1 – Practical – 20th May 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Session 2 PRN Medication – 30th May 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Session 1 – Practical – 5th August 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Session 2 PRN Medication – 16th August 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Session 1 – Practical – 4th November 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Session 2 PRN Medication – 14th November 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Using transdermal patches in palliative care – An MS Teams based session looking at indications, interactions, conversions and much more!

12th June 2024 – 2pm – 3pm

9th December – 2pm – 3pm

Verification of Expected Adult Death Online Training – An MS Teams based curriculum designed to prepare experienced RNs to undertake competency in VOEAD in their own organisation.

Please note we expect attendees to be working in organisations that have policies and staff competencies for VOEAD. We are happy to assist your organisation to develop these if needed, prior to staff being accepted for training.

21st March 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

13th June 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

5th September 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

13th December 2024 – 2pm – 3.30pm

All courses can be booked onto by contacting our team on 01723 351421 or email 

Meeting Room Hire

Our light and spacious Education Centre has facilities can be hired out at any time of day for groups of up to 40 people.

We have one large lecture room and two break out seminar rooms, all equipped with display screens, wi-fi, flip charts, white boards, and loop system. The large lecture room is available for £60 for a half day and £120 for a full day. Our two breakout rooms are priced at £30 for a half day and £60 for a full day.

These prices are all inclusive of tea and coffee for the duration of your hire. Catering can also be provided by our on-site kitchen.

To book a room please download this room booking form and complete and return to or the Education Centre at the hospice site on Throxenby Lane.

Please call 01723 351421 for more information.

Contact Us

Whether you’d like to ask us a question, need to raise a point or would like to leave us feedback, we’d love to hear from you! You can find our details at the top of every page or by visiting our contact page.

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