All staff complete a comprehensive induction programme which includes statutory and mandatory e-learning as well as training that is tailored to the individual’s need.
Depending on the role, this will generally include mandatory training, communication training and an ‘Introduction to Palliative Care’ study day. All staff and volunteers should also attend an induction day.
There is a regular ‘Mandatory Study Day’ programme which all clinical staff must attend once a year, ensuring skills and knowledge are kept up to date.
A wide range of clinical study days are provided by St Giles. Some of these are also available to external professionals.
We encourage staff to maintain and continue their own professional development and support staff in diploma and degree courses, NVQ courses and attendance at conferences within their specialist field. All staff have the opportunity to apply for additional external qualifications and modules of higher education; these are considered for approval and partial funding by the senior management team in February each year.