Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Our education support

The Glasgow’s Hospice education team delivers a range of services to our employees and volunteers.

We also work in partnership with acute hospitals, Macmillan community palliative care practice development facilitators, and colleges and universities, to deliver training and education programmes to external healthcare professionals and students.

All the costs for the education we provide are paid for by the support of the NHS and the hospice fundraising team unless otherwise stated.


The hospice offers placements for the following students:

  • Medical students years 4 and 5
  • Student nurses years 1 to 4
  • Radiotherapy students year 4
  • Occupational therapy students 
  • Physiotherapy students
  • Counselling students
  • Social care students


We offer internal secondments to our staff so that they can gain a more rounded hospice care experience.


We host and organise workshops for healthcare professionals across a wide range of subjects.

Study days

Our education team offer standalone study days to healthcare professionals covering a number of topics:

  • Breaking bad news
  • Communication skills
  • Loss grief and bereavement
  • Medicines management
  • Non-malignancy
  • Raising awareness of hospice and palliative care
  • Symptom assessment and management

Five and a half day modules

Principles of palliative care in the care home setting - A five-day continuous professional development module, for staff nurses working in the care home setting, with a half a day follow-up to demonstrate theory to practice.

Symptom assessment and management in palliative care - A five-day accredited or continuous professional development module for healthcare professionals working in acute and community setting, with a half a day follow-up to demonstrate theory to practice.

Speaker services

We can arrange for one of our expert team of hospice healthcare professionals to come and talk on subjects relating and surrounding the delivery of palliative care.


We organise conferences in support of our delivery of palliative care education.


We provide bi-monthly continuing personal development talks for internal staff on various topics to enhance their care delivery.

Every other month our internal journal club concentrates on interesting palliative care related journal articles.  


Our research group chaired by Dr Alistair McKeown, the hospice’s palliative care consultant, meets throughout the year to discuss and become involved in different aspects of palliative care research, locally, nationally and internationally.

To enquire about placements, study days or to commission education for your staff please contact our education department by phone or email.

For a full list of our upcoming courses please go here.

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