Children’s palliative care has come of age; 2022 will mark 40 years since the birth of our specialty. But, in many ways we are still in our adolescence, with much to learn and a mountain to climb to ensure every family gets the care and support they need.
The good news is that our sector is constantly finding new ways to care for children and families, and we have a strong track record of adapting to change. The pandemic was a huge challenge, but our collective response has unlocked many innovative approaches for children’s palliative care. There is a lot we can learn from one another, with a huge amount of new practice, teaching and learning initiatives, research and service developments to share.
Our two-day UK conference will bring together the sector to unlock its potential – removing barriers to support, sharing best practice, and exploring how we can reach equity in children’s palliative care – so seriously ill children and their families can get the quality care they deserve.