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Education and Learning


As specialists in our field, we are often involved in and host education, training and support for others.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (ARHC) works directly with the Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group to provide specialist palliative care services for adult patients throughout Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness. An important part of the hospice role is to share our expertise and knowledge with others, and provide support and training to other healthcare professionals who are caring for patients at the end of life.  

As part of this we provide education and training to help you and your colleagues to develop and update your skills and confidence when delivering palliative and end of life care. We offer a variety of different learning experiences and courses and hope that you will find something to interest you, either in the courses delivered at our Cambridge hospice or as a session delivered in your workplace.  

We have now moved to our new hospice and welcome you to our new Education Centre.



If you are interested in a particular course, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask for further details.  If you wish to book a place on any of our education sessions please download a booking form and e-mail it to or call 01223 675780.


The ARHC Education Centre is able to provide education sessions to health and social care professionals within their workplace.

We can plan sessions tailored to meet your individual needs that can include the following:  

  • Using the McKinley T34 Syringe Pump in Palliative Care
  • Communication Skills
  • Answering Difficult Questions
  • Breaking Bad News
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bereavement and Family Support
  • Assessment and Management of Pain
  • Symptom Management in Palliative Care
  • Care of the Dying Patient and their Family
  • Massage and Relaxation
  • Psychological Needs
  • End of Life and The Five Priorities of Care
  • Holistic Assessment
  • Working with Children
  • Verification by Nurse of Expected Death

Tailored Programme Prices

The cost of a half day session for up to 15 delegates = £280, each additional delegate = £25 

The cost of a full day session for up to 15 delegates is £550, each additional delegate = £50 

Please note that if an external teaching session is cancelled within 14 days of due time, a £50 cancellation fee will be applied.

Call us or e-mail to discuss your requirements, please email Education Department or call 01223 675780


Gold Standards Framework

in conjunction with ARHC 2016

End of Life Care is a vital part of any care home’s support for their residents. Our ageing population and the increasing incidence of dementia means that care homes now support residents with far more complex conditions, and about a fifth of all UK deaths take place within care homes.


This makes it even more important that staff are trained to deliver excellent End of Life Care. Failure to provide a gold standard of care at the end of life is not acceptable; it causes untold distress to residents and their families and leads to inappropriate admissions to hospital.


The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) programme enables care home staff to deliver more personalised care within the care home, providing residents with a better quality of life. The programme is a step-by-step process in three stages:


Preparation and training delivered over 6-9 months through 6 workshops


Accreditation against 20 quality standards - gained over 6 months.


If you are interested in undertaking the GSF programme and working towards your accreditation, please e-mail Education Department or call 01223 675780 to discuss your requirements.