The Derby, St Pancras

This face-to-face training day is specifically designed to take you through all the skills you will need when managing a child’s tracheostomy. 

Discover best practice techniques, ‘how-to’ guidance and practical examples of how to overcome the challenges of executing safe tracheostomy care. Build your confidence and skills with your course leader, Clare Tubridy, who will answer your crucial questions, give you real-world applicable examples and make sure you are equipped to handle any unexpected changes in your patients’ trachea care.

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How to Execute Safe Paediatric Tracheostomy Care
Face-to-Face 5 hours From £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Come together with other NHS professionals who work with children and explore best practice tools and safety guidance when caring for patients’ tracheostomies. In this face-to-face training will equip you with:

  • Key principles of paediatric tracheostomy care and safe delivery
  • Crucial steps needed to overcome your challenges when delivering care
  • Best practice training on how to suction, clean and measure depth correctly whilst maintaining patient safety
  • In-depth understanding of one and two person techniques in tracheostomy care
  • Practical understanding of how to successfully complete a tape change
  • Practicalities of planned and unplanned changes; what is involved and how to reduce stressful scenarios
  • How to manage emergency manoeuvres safely when handling children’s tracheostomies

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online course remotely

Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, plus benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room

This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke course to teams of 30+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this training delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Registration and networking opportunity
Introductions and chair’s opening remarks
Clare Tubridy, Lead Nurse for Children and Young People, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Essentials of tracheostomy care for children
Understanding the principles of paediatric tracheostomy care and safe delivery
  • Navigating tracheostomy varieties: what are they and how do they impact on children and young people
  • Assessing airway patency: identifying the difference between patent and non-patent
  • Need-to-know guidance on tape changes, suctioning, planned and emergency changes
Questions and answers with your workshop leader, Clare Tubridy
Interactive discussion: Overcoming your challenges when delivering tracheostomy care
  • Share your current experiences and concerns with delivering tracheostomies in children
  • What challenges have you encountered when delivering this care and what steps have you taken to overcome them?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Overcoming your challenges when delivering tracheostomy care
Networking break
Best practice for suctioning and tape changes
‘How to’ guidance on tracheostomy suctioning and tape changes
  • Practical training: how to suction, clean and measure depth correctly to ensure patient safety in care
  • Becoming confident in using one and two person techniques in tracheostomy care
  • Troubleshooting and successfully implementing tape changes to provide quality patient care
Planned and unplanned changes
Step-by-step guidance on planned and unplanned changes in children’s tracheostomies
  • Understanding your role and responsibilities to reduce risk: completing a planned change
  • Practicalities of planned and unplanned changes: what is involved and how you can mitigate stressful scenarios
  • Guidance on what to do to if care issues persevere and how to overcome them
Questions and answers with your workshop leader, Clare Tubridy
Networking lunch
Practical implementation
Interactive workshop: Hands-on training for providing tracheostomy care to children
  • How to put in a tracheostomy whilst maintaining safety throughout the procedure
  • Demonstrations of tape changes and what to expect
  • Practical examples of emergency manoeuvrers
Preparing for emergency manoeuvres
Building confidence in handling emergency manoeuvres: what to do and how to prepare
  • Assessing the tracheostomy: making quick judgement calls and next step decisions
  • Ensuring you have the right kit: preparing for different circumstances
  • Successfully delivering an emergency manoeuvre whilst maintaining patient safety
Questions and answers with your workshop leader, Clare Tubridy
Interactive discussion: Scenario sharing to build your confidence in in emergency care situations
  • Share your anxieties when delivering emergency tracheostomy care in children
  • What situations have challenged you and what are you doing to improve your confidence in delivering safe and high-quality care?
Your workshop leader, Clare Tubridy’s closing remarks
Close of day

Bringing a wealth of expertise and knowledge

Your workshop leader, is a world-renowned integrational conference speaker. Clare will equip you with confidence and best practice training so you can safely and successfully care for tracheostomies in children:

Job Title:
Lead Nurse for Children and Young People
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

With over 16 years nursing experience and over 12 years dedicated to community children's nursing, Clare's expertise encompasses a spectrum of Community children’s nursing responsibilities, ranging from proficient management to strategic initiatives in her senior capacity. Clare's experience and knowledge extends to complex discharge planning, continuing healthcare, safeguarding, intricate medical care, long-term ventilation, enteral feeding, advanced central venous access device care and mitigating acute illnesses to prevent hospital admissions and attendance.

Transitioning into the role of a practice educator within the community, Clare’s commitment to education and quality is at the forefront of her practice, with a large focus towards clinical governance and the delivery of gold standards of care. Clare is passionate about teaching, emphasising individual strengths in the clinical environment, especially when facilitating group learning experiences.

As a clinical educator, Clare is proud to be supporting a London university as a visiting lecturer. Delivering teaching to child branch nursing students, with a focus on complex community care

A pivotal aspect of Clare’s current focus is well-being, prompting her pursuit of becoming a professional nurse advocate. This aims to provide universal support and nurture to her colleagues in their professional journeys, offering restorative supervision and developmental support through coaching. The PNA Role heavily focuses on quality improvement and resilience of staff which is paramount to Clare as a clinical manager and educator.

Last year Clare was fortunate enough to be invited to present at the International ANTT conference, focusing on paediatric intravenous practices and the challenges with ANTT, further enhancing her commitment to advancing the field and ensuring the highest standards of care for paediatric patients.

Pricing Structure

  • £399 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £299 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • Group discount - 4 places for the price of 3

For group bookings of five or more, please contact our delegate support team for further details:

01732 897788 |

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.


Venue name: The Derby, St Pancras

Address: Derbyshire House, St Chad’s St, London, WC1H 8AG

Tel: 0203 096 5495


The Derby, St Pancras is a short walk (less than 0.5miles) from both London Euston and London King’s Cross St. Pancras train stations.

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Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking and you will be sent a formal confirmation. If you have not received this within 48 hours of making your booking please check your junk folder and then email or call 01732 897788. .

Approximately one week prior to the conference you will be sent an email which will include all the final details for attendance on the day, including a final agenda and venue information.

Please inform us by writing to if you have any special dietary or other requirements.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

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Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

Join colleagues who are looking to improve their paediatric tracheostomy care. With backgrounds in children community care, hospices and ambulances, this course is for:

  • Head of Children’s Services
  • Children and Continuing Care Nurses and Sisters
  • Paediatric Matrons and Team Leads
  • Paediatric LTV Nurse Leads
  • Paramedics

If you have a team that is 30 people or more, you can have a bespoke course delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

Attendees have previously enjoyed our paediatric training days, walking away with practical and applicable skills they can use to elevate their service and personal work development. Don’t take our word for it, check out some of the feedback and join those levelling up their training:

“Amazing day and brilliant to have a CCN running it. Content was perfect. Opportunities for sharing info.”

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, Advanced IV Therapy Training for Children’s Community Nurses, April 2024

“Best course I have been on for a long time – lots of info and updated practice to take away.”

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Advanced IV Therapy Training for Children’s Community Nurses, April 2024

“Very informative and lots of things to take back to team and utilise in practice. Thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Advanced IV Therapy Training for Children’s Community Nurses, April 2024

“Really valuable listening to the experiences of other attendees. Finding out about available resources. Plenty of time for questions.”

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Advanced IV Therapy Training for Children’s Community Nurses, April 2024

“As always very well organised and fab speakers.”

East Sussex Health Care NHS Trust /Roald Dahl Children's Charity, Paediatric Complex Needs: MDT Communication Models and Strategies, June 2024

“Excellent mix of presentations and group discussion.”

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Paediatric Complex Needs: MDT Communication Models and Strategies, June 2024

“Really found this training very interesting and helpful. A lot of great networking opportunities and the case studies were really useful, encouraging interaction.”

North Yorkshire Disabled Children's Service, Advancing Children’s Continuing Care, September 2023

“Really useful insight and chance to network and consider different scenarios.”

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Advancing Children’s Continuing Care, September 2023

"Being new to my team, it was really interesting to talk to others and understand how things are done in their area.”

NHS Sussex All Age Continuing Care, Evolving your Children’s Continuing Care Team, November 2023

"Informative, inspiring and sharing ideas and experiences.”

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Paediatric Oncology Care Closer to Home, March 2022

“Really interesting study day. Lots to think about and relay to my team in the community.”

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Paediatric Oncology Care Closer to Home, March 2022

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