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What We Do

We are a leading provider of specialist palliative care education in the North East.

We have been providing first class quality care for almost thirty years and are renowned locally, regionally and nationally for our expertise.

Our role as an educator includes:


Medical Specialty Training

We offer postgraduate training for Specialty Registrars. Dr Andrew Hughes, Consultant in Specialist Palliative Medicine oversees our doctors training programme. Andrew is a committee member and quality lead for the Northern Deanery.


Northern GP training programme

We lead the palliative care sessions Northern Deanery GP training programme. These take place twice a month at Coach Lane campus at Northumbria University and are led by our consultants and specialty doctors.

GP colleagues from Teesside also visit St Oswald’s for a week each Autumn to gain an overview and update in specialist palliative care.



Student placements

Fourth year medical students undertake a six week placement twice a year, supervised by one of our consultants.

Third year CIDR students (Chronic Illness, Disease and Rehabilitation) attend teaching sessions at the Hospice for two and a half days a week, every month from January to June each year.

For more details about our student placement programme or to apply, please complete our expression of interest form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.