Professional study days and workshops

Our professional study days offer health, social care and education professionals regular opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in meeting the needs of children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Our aim

Our vision is that every child and young person has access to palliative care when and where they need it. We recognise our role in enabling others to provide high-quality palliative care to children and young people, together with their families.

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We welcome attendance from any professional involved in the care of children and young people with life-limiting conditions. Those who have attended our events come from:

  • community teams
  • hospitals
  • clinics, surgeries and health centres
  • schools
  • social services
  • other children’s hospices
  • adult hospices
  • other charities/voluntary organisations

What’s included

Our study days will be offered throughout the year, enabling professionals to learn about the types of care and facilities that we offer to children, young people and their families.

They include an update on recent changes to our hospice, including our revised referral criteria and process, and plans for further developments.

Professionals will also be given an opportunity for a tour of Martin House and Whitby Lodge and to ask questions and find out more from a member of our care team.

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Education workshop topics

  • advanced care planning in children’s palliative care
  • supporting families of children with life-limiting conditions
  • symptom control
  • non-medical prescribing
  • caring for a family after the death of a child
  • neonatal palliative care
  • transition: young people and palliative care
  • meeting the spiritual needs of children, young people and families
  • developments in children’s palliative and end of life care
  • caring for carers: supporting ourselves and colleagues

Book your place

To book a place on any of our training events, please email or telephone the admin team on 01937 845045.

Bespoke training

We are pleased to be able to offer bespoke training sessions on a range of subjects relating to children and young people’s palliative care.  To discuss your training needs, please email, or telephone Deputy Director of Clinical Services Charlotte Walker on 01937 845045.

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