Education at Martin House

Our education team is led by one of our Deputy Directors of Care and delivered by our Practice Educators, with a number of the care team delivering key training in areas such as moving and handling and medical devices.  You can find out more about our education and development team here.
At Martin House, we take education and development seriously.   We are very clear in our ambition to provide the highest quality care to children, young people and families who rely on our care services.
We believe this can only be achieved through the use of a robust tool for workforce development.   Our Practice Educators work alongside the care team, ensuring that our team are able to provide comprehensive, contemporary palliative care to all of those who use our services, using our care team development framework. 
Our framework provides a useful tool to demonstrate our commitments to, and expectations of members of the care team and helps to create a culture of continued development in a structured, robust, consistent and evidence based way.
Our approach to care team development is based on the following principles:
  • Structured: facilitating members of the tem to demonstrate development and progression links with existing training and development packages
  • Relevant: enabling learning needs to be identified on an individual basis, avoiding a ‘one size fits all approach’ - necessary due to the diversity within the team
  • Interdisciplinary: respecting all members of the team, regardless of their professional background and experience
  • Family focused: following the family journey, with the aim of demonstrating relevance and our commitment to supporting children and young people from diagnosis to bereavement
  • Holistic: valuing clinical and non-clinical elements of care, which will use a biopsychosocial approach to development