Sobell House welcomes visitors and provides placements for medical, nursing and other professional students who are seeking experience of specialist palliative care.

Placements and Visitors

We host a Specialty Registrar training post and a General Practice training post for the Thames Valley Local Education and Training Board.

Funding available to support training

For Oxfordshire health and social care staff providing end of life care:

Oxfordshire CCG supports education to improve end of life care through an End of Life Care Education Fund. If you wish to apply for funding to attend a course please click here for an application form. If you wish to apply for OCCG individual funding for end of life training please click here for an application form.

Placement opportunities

We offer a variety of placement opportunities for health and social care staff and students, enabling you to observe and work alongside the staff at Sobell House and gain experience in palliative care. Placements can range from a taster day to a supervised, four week clinical placement and are open to UK and overseas applicants.  We cannot help with any financial support. Travel and accommodation arrangements must be made by individual visitors themselves.  However, if you are working in a developing country you may be able to obtain funding from Help the Hospices.

We would expect you to identify clear objectives for your visit and to demonstrate its benefits to your professional practice and your organisation, where applicable.

If you would like to enquire about a placement please email us at ssc@ouh.nhs.uk  and we will forward the relevant application form to you.  We do need at least four months notice to arrange a placement, as most involve clearance for an temporary contract with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Overseas arrangements will take longer. 

Visits

We can arrange tailor-made visits for individuals or groups. We expect you to have clear objectives for your visit and to demonstrate that it will bring benefits to your professional practice and your organisation. Please note that we are unable to provide interpreters. Please send your application to us at least three months in advance. The cost is as follows: 

For further information please contact the Study Centre on ssc@ouh.nhs.uk

If you are working in a developing country you may be able to obtain funding from Help the Hospices.

Placements and Visitors

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