Cheshire & Merseyside Palliative & End of Life Care Network (CMPEoLCN) and Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network (GMCCN) chose this programme to increase spiritual awareness and improve the confidence of staff in assessing and meeting the spiritual and religious needs of patients and families.

Trained OSG facilitators deliver face to face courses to their own local health professional workforce. Contact us for details.

The online learning programme, which usually costs £50 per person, currently has a number of free places available. These are open to any health professional working within the Cheshire & Merseyside Palliative & End of Life Care Network or Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria Network.

Other Networks and health organisations outside these areas are welcome to discuss how this programme may be rolled out in their area.


‘Opening the Spiritual Gate’

Raising awareness (clinical staff)

‘Keys to Opening the Spiritual Gate’

Facilitator training

‘Bridging the Spiritual Gap’

Chaplains/Pastoral Carers


Religious Needs Website

Raising awareness

              e-Opening the Spiritual Gate

              Course Login


CMPEoLCN Spiritual Care Policy, Standards & Guidelines


March 2006 completed (MCCN Network)

March 2011 completed (MCCN Network)

Clinical Organisations

Cheshire & Merseyside Clinical Networks

Greater Manchester & Cheshire Network

South Manchester CCG

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust

Contact us


‘Opening the Spiritual Gate’ Programme