Nurse with students

Students

Clinical base with a registered stage 2 Mentor

We have nursing mentors within each of our 5 adult hospice at home nursing teams and our children’s nursing team.  You will spend at least 40% of your time with your allocated mentor and will meet within the first week to discuss a plan of your needs for you to achieve while you are on placement with RGHC.  Your mentor will also meet with you at your intermediate and final interview.

Link Lecturers

Please see details below of your link lecturer either at Buckinghamshire University or University of Hertfordshire.

Your Bucks link lecturer is Jo Bartlett; telephone 01494 522141 ext 2234, email joanne.bartlett@bucks.ac.uk 

Your Herts link lecturer is Kathy Whayman; telephone 01707 281389, email  k.whayman@herts.ac.uk

In-service training

While on placement with Rennie Grove Hospice Care we would like to give you the opportunity to attend any clinical education sessions which might be being held at one of our 3 main offices.  These sessions may include Heart Failure, Human Rights at End of Life, Communication to name just a few.  You will also have the chance to join our Induction programme for nurses joining Rennie Grove which includes sessions on ACP, DNACP, and Symptom control management. 

Clinical Visits

While working with us you will be visiting patients daily in their own homes and will be able to observe difficult conversations, the use of syringe pumps and palliative symptom control.  You will be treated very much as a valid member of the nursing team.  You will also be able to attend our Day Hospice sessions at Grove House in St Albans and an In Patient at one of the local Hospices.

Clinical Skills

Besides concentrating on your PAD document you will be given the time to understand the different drugs which are used in palliative care for symptom control and the use of a syringe pump.  You will observe the skill of our nurses having difficult conversations with the patient and their families.  Besides visiting patients you will see from the start how we receive our referrals to a first visit and the different roles of the MDT and our family support team and what they offer to our patients.

Working with multi-disciplinary team (MDT)

We have weekly MDT meetings at our GP practices and hospices which you will have the opportunity to attend.  You will also be able to spend a day with our dedicated District Nursing teams and with a specialist nurse within a hospital setting.  Other professionals you will be able to observe on visits or in practice is with our Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist.

Get in touch with our education team:
Email: education@renniegrove.org     
Phone: 01442 507343