Compton Care renews partnership with University of Wolverhampton

On Tuesday 26th June we were delighted to visit The University of Wolverhampton’s Millennium Campus to renew our partnership agreement with the higher education provider to deliver specialist courses to healthcare professionals.

The new five year agreement which was signed by Katherine Birch, Head of Learning and Development at Compton Care and Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice Chancellor at The University of Wolverhampton, will enable us to continue our important work in providing opportunities for healthcare professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills in palliative and end of life care, as well as lymphoedema, and gain a recognised qualification.

Compton Care has worked with The University of Wolverhampton to deliver courses at certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate level for over 15 years and providing high-quality learning opportunities for hundreds of healthcare professionals.

Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The courses have a focus on preparing healthcare professionals who want to be there for people who have been diagnosed with an advanced, complex or incurable condition, partnering with them to give them the care, support and encouragement they need to live their best life for months and years, rather than just weeks or days.

Janice Stanton (Quality and Collaboration Unit UofW); Dr Kay Biscomb (Director of Business Development, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing UofW); Prof Ian Oakes (Deputy VC UofW); Dr Katherine Birch (Head of Learning & Development – Compton Care); Chris Duncan (Link Tutor for Compton Care); and Dr Julian Barratt (Head of Community Nursing UofW)

“Our range of courses help clinicians to develop their knowledge and understanding of all aspects of palliative care and lymphodema, supported by a team of academics and clinical specialists working with students to reach their full potential.”

Dr Katherine Birch, Head of Learning & Development at Compton Care, said: “The courses that we offer here at Compton provide a real opportunity for those working in palliative care and in lymphoedema to further develop the knowledge and skills necessary for them to be effective practitioners.  Students studying with us benefit from small group sizes, high quality teaching/facilitation and exceptional levels of personal support.

“Our partnership with the University is a central element of the professional development opportunities we offer and we are delighted that the partnership with the University has been renewed for another five years.”

Under the terms of the partnership, students can study a range of accredited modules and courses in the area of palliative and end of life care and lymphoedema. Modules can be studied as part of a pathway, or alternatively as stand-alone modules. All of the courses offered can be studied flexibly around other commitments, on a part time basis, and are mostly delivered at Compton Care’s Learning and Professional Development Centre.

For more information about the courses available through our Learning and Development department please visit

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