Training at The Raphael

The Raphael has a comprehensive training and development plan, which takes into account individual and team learning objectives. We offer support in obtaining recognised qualifications, such as NVQ and work closely with local education and training providers. We are also working with the University of Hertfordshire for Overseas Nurse Programme and Elective placements for pre-registered RMN and RGN nursing students. Together with the University of Hertfordshire, the RMC is developing a postgraduate nursing course in Anthroposophic Nursing which will come on-stream early 2009. RMC is proud to be recognised as an Investor in People, recognition of the standards it achieves in all aspects of employment and has also achieved ISO 9001status.

Training Programmes:

  • ONP nurses programme in conjunction with University of Hertfordshire
  • NVQ training programme in conjunction with West Kent College
  • Rythmical Embrocation – RMC’s Validated 2 year Training Programme
  • Anthroposophic Medicine Study Group ongoing programme every Wednesday 5.15pm to 6.00pm
  • All mandatory training with external trainer and in-house programme every Friday morning
  • Visiting Lecturers Training in Neurology and Anthroposophic Medicine
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Lectures
  • Neuro Rehabilitation Lectures and Research Workshops





Speakers include Dr Lal Landham

This day workshop aims to provide clinicians with an overview of spasticity. The workshop will discuss the assessment and detail the current evidence on the utilisation of outcome measures. It will aim to integrate the physical management strategies along with the many treatments available and highlighting future research in spasticity. Discussion will be on the practical real life translation of the evidence and importance of education and self management.

The workshop will cover:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Measuring Spasticity
  • Impact of Spasticity
  • The importance of a Multi-disciplinary approach to management
  • Interventions including Botulinum Toxin treatment, oral medications, massage, oil dispersion bath and the role of splinting
  • Managing Spasticity in community, acute and neurorehabilitation settings

The learning outcomes

By the end of workshop participants will have an understanding of spasticity including assessment, medical and physical interventions and the management of spasticity in various settings. This will be achieved through:

  • A gained understanding of spasticity
  • Looking at assessment, treatments and measurement of spasticity
  • Gaining understanding of the impact on patients’ lives
  • Understanding the importance of diagnosis
  • Understanding the importance of managing spasticity in various settings

Places for this are priced at £95. Places are limited to book early to avoid disappointment.




New Date - June tbc 2016

Speakers include Professor Gus Baker

Epilepsy is a very common disorder and yet there can be confusion and misunderstanding around this condition. This day workshop will enable delegate to learn about the nature of epilepsy in adults, the disorders with which it can be confused, its investigation and treatment, its implications for mood and cognition, and the experience of patients.

The workshop will cover:

  • Epilepsy – definition, epidemiology, and classification
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)
  • EEG and Brain imaging in epilepsy
  • The patient perspective - Impact of epilepsy - beyond seizures
  • Memory and epilepsy
  • Neuropsychiatry of epilepsy

The learning outcomes

By the end of workshop participants will have an understanding of epilepsy, assessment, treatment and the impact on patients. This will be achieved through:

  • A gained understanding and awareness of epilepsy
  • Looking at assessment and treatments for epilepsy
  • Gaining understanding of the neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology of epilepsy
  • Understanding the importance of diagnosis

Places for this are priced at £95. Click here to book online.




Below are the speaker slides from the workshops held in 2015:

Living with a Brain Injury click here

PTSD following Brain Injury click here

Dysexecutive consequence of Brain Injury click here

Sleep and Fatigue after Brain Injury click here.

Pain Management: An integrative approach click here