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A new model for children’s palliative care in Yorkshire and Humber (DAY ONE)

20 March 2019, 10:00am - 3:15pm
Together for Short Lives
Leeds United Football Club
Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES

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*This page is for day one of the two regional commissioning workshops. To book day two, please click here. We recommend that a representative of your organisation, preferably the same person, attends both days of the workshop*

These two free one-day workshops are an opportunity for providers and professionals in Yorkshire and Humber who care for children with life-limiting conditions – and those who commission them – to understand and prepare to pilot NHS England’s new draft service specification for children’s palliative care.

The new specification is consistent with the government’s end of life care choice commitment, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance and the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). It sets out how universal, core and specialist children’s palliative care in England should be organised and provided through managed clinical networks (MCNs).

The Yorkshire and Humber region has been selected to pilot the draft specification. These workshops will give commissioners and providers in the region the information they need to prepare for the pilot – and an opportunity to develop an action plan.

What you will gain during this first workshop

  • Funded by NHS England and delivered by Together for Short Lives, our first workshop will equip providers and commissioners with:
  • An understanding of what the new specification recommends and the outcomes that can be achieved for children and families if it is implemented
  • Knowledge of how the model can be commissioned
  • An opportunity to consider what aspects of the specification are already in place Yorkshire and Humber – and what still needs to be done
  • An understanding of what an MCN is, what it should comprise and how it should be organised

During the second workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to draft and refine a plan for piloting the new specification, supported by colleagues from NHS England and Together for Short Lives.

Who should attend

  • Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs)
  • Integrated care partnerships (ICPs)
  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Local authorities
  • Members of children’s palliative care networks, who might include:
    • healthcare professionals from primary, secondary or tertiary services, including specialists in underlying life-limiting conditions in children
    • children’s hospice professionals
    • professionals from other voluntary sector children’s palliative care providers
    • members of specialist palliative care teams
    • social care practitioners
    • education professionals
    • chaplains
    • allied health professionals (for example physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and psychological therapists).

Click here to book your place. Please note that bookings are initially limited to one place per organisation; please email if you would like to be placed on our standby list.

Bookings close at 12noon on Tuesday 20 March 2019.


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