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A new model for children’s palliative care

18 March 2019, 10:00am - 3:30pm
Together for Short Lives
ORT House Conference Centre
126 Albert Street London NW1 7NE

*Please note that this workshop is now fully booked*

This free one-day workshop will help organisations and professionals in England who care for children with life-limiting conditions – and those who commission them – to understand and prepare to implement 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).

What you will learn

Funded by NHS England and delivered by Together for Short Lives, our workshop will help you to understand:

  • what the new specification recommends
  • the outcomes that can be achieved for children and families if it is implemented
  • how it can be commissioned
  • what an MCN is, what it should comprise and how it should be organised.

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).
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