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Webinar: What is children’s palliative care and who is it for? (November 2020)

Hear different perspectives on the term children’s palliative care, what it means in practice and how services are adapting to an ever-changing landscape and demographics.

What is children’s palliative care
and who is it for?

Chaired by Dr Hilary Cass OBE, Retired Paediatrician; Honorary Consultant Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Chair of Together for Short Lives and British Academy Childhood Disability, and Past President of the RCPCH.

Part one: Perspectives on delivering children’s palliative care

  • Dr Karen Horridge, Consultant Paediatrician (Disability), South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Dr Jonathan Downie, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

Part two: Exploring different approaches to children’s palliative care – clinical, and social care

  • Lisa Pullen, Service Manager, Specialist Children’s Community Nurse, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Jane Gates, Chief Executive, Sebastian’s Action Trust and Candida Hazard, retired Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Paediatrics, Oncology and Haematology at Wexham Park Hospital and active Trustee of Sebastian’s Action Trust.

This series of webinars is based on the key sessions that were due to take place at Together for Short Lives’ cancelled 2020 conference, Time for Change? A new vision for children’s palliative care. This session was recorded on 24 November 2020.

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