Online Course

Connect and collaborate with other paediatric palliative care professionals in this thought-provoking study day focusing on providing communication strategies and case study blueprints on overcoming common service challenges. Hear about effective models of transition, techniques on managing families’ expectations in their children’s end-of-life treatment and identify how you can implement effective change in your service.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover hands-on skills, effective systems and workable solutions to improve your paediatric palliative care provisions for your patients and their families!

Make sure you book before Friday 26th July to benefit from the NHS and Public Sector Early Bird, saving you £150 per place, plus you can also take advantage of a new special offer where if you book 3 places, you can get the 4th for free!

Paediatric Palliative Care: Positive Change and Communication Strategies
Online 5 hours Early bird: £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you looking to improve your communication skills and hear what other organisations are doing to improve their paediatric palliative care journey? Then join this exciting study and benefit from:

  • Achieving effective communication and collaboration with colleagues and patient families to relieve service pressure and establish consistent care
  • Benchmarking your communication strategies to overcome communication barriers
  • Exploring different models of transition to adult palliative care
  • How to approach the right people at the right time in the palliative transition process
  • Understanding the role of parents in symptom and pain relief treatment plans
  • Managing difficult conversations with families in regards to their children’s palliative care treatment
  • Navigating cultural considerations when delivering paediatric palliative care

Developed with convenience in mind: join this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home

With an enhanced emphasis on networking, interactive discussion and idea sharing, this forum will provide you with tangible strategies to create change in your provision of palliative care:

  • Evidenced based examples and knowledge implementation: exploring communication solutions
  • Interactive presentations: ask your critical questions to leading paediatric palliative care experts
  • Close room discussion: benchmark and share your experience with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the workshop with newfound confidence to support your families

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.

9:00
Registration, technical support and networking opportunity
9:30
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Paediatric palliative communication strategies
9:40
Achieving effective communication and collaboration with colleagues, parents and carers
  • Creating a culture of seamless communication across different disciplines to relieve pressures
  • Understanding when to collaborate with different professionals to overcome inconsistencies in the palliative care process
  • Changes in Advanced Care Plans (ACP) due to palliative care escalations: effective communication with families
10:10
Questions and answers with your speaker
10:20
Interactive discussion: Benchmarking your communication strategies
  • Describe your current approach to communicating within your team
  • What challenges have you experienced and what steps have you taken/are taking to overcome these communication barriers?
  • How do you imbed adaptability into your team? What approaches do you take to communicate change with families?
10:40
Feedback from interactive discussion: Benchmarking your communication strategies
10:50
Screen break
Enhancing transition to adult palliative care
11:00
Investigating effective models of transition to adult end-of-life care teams
  • Navigating the different models of transition involved in a paediatric palliative care trajectory
  • Exploring the effectiveness and overcoming the pitfalls of different transition models to relieve service pressure
  • Managing family expectations and instilling confidence in the palliative transition process
11:30
Questions and answers with your speaker
11:40
Interactive discussion: Palliative transition processes: Involving the right people, at the right time
  • How does your team approach getting the right people involved in the transition process? How have you upskilled your team’s approach to overcoming transition communication barriers?
  • What steps are you taking to ensure a seamless transition process? How are you aligning your transition process with other services?
12:00
Feedback from interactive discussion: Palliative transition processes: Involving the right people, at the right time
12:10
Lunch Break
Role of parents in symptom and pain relief management
12:40
Supporting families’ expectations of palliative treatment whilst managing patient’s end-of-life needs
  • Delivering effective patient care: understanding the role of parents in treatment plans
  • Supporting treatment decisions: strategies for communicating different medication, sedation and pain relief options
  • Handling difficult conversations on pain relief management and the impact on end-of life care
1:10
Questions and answers with your speakers
1:20
Interactive discussion: Managing family expectations and patient treatment
  • Share some challenges you have experienced in palliative care when managing the expectations of parents with the necessary treatment for the patient
  • What did you do to overcome these challenges? If you could, how would you approach the experience differently next time?
  • What recommendations would you share that have improved your approach to having difficult conversations with parents?
1:40
Feedback from interactive discussion: Managing family expectations and patient treatment
1:50
Screen break
Navigating different culture in end-of-life care
2:00
Supporting cultural differences within palliative care journeys
  • Guidance on cultural considerations of religion, traditions and customs involved in end-of -life care
  • Navigating and overcoming cultural barriers in paediatric palliative care
  • Recommendations for approaching conversations on culture and treatment with families and patients
2:30
Questions and answers with your speakers
2:40
Interactive discussion: Action plan: Exploring your next steps to elevate your service
  • What are your main take-aways from the day? How will they help you elevate your paediatric palliative care service?
  • Share your next steps for enhancing your end-of-life care and how you will collaborate with other teams and services to improve the service provided for children
3:00
Feedback from interactive discussion: Action plan: Exploring your next steps to elevate your service
3:20
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Call for speakers!

If you would like to give a presentation and share your work or the work of your service at this online course, we would be delighted to hear from you.

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the conference producer Victoria Batchelor or call Victoria on 01732 897788.

Pricing Structure

  • £249+VAT – one NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 26th July 2024
  • £399+VAT – one NHS or Public Sector place after Friday 26th July 2024
  • Group discount - 4 places for the price of 3

You or a colleague can claim the group NHS discount, for booking four places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up coming events.

For group bookings of five or more people, please email our delegate support team or call 01732 897788 for further details

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.

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

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 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online training taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the course.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available. If you would like to attend a zoom practice session before the event takes place, please let us know by emailing bookings@sbk-healthcare.co.uk. You will have the opportunity to meet an SBK Healthcare staff member who will ensure you are able to access zoom, that your camera and microphone work and you are fully set-up for the day. This is optional but if you do wish to attend, please use the same device that you plan to use on the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the course by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

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.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

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

Designed to enhance your palliative care service by focusing on overcoming common service challenges, this unique training will benefit professionals involved in paediatric palliative care, from hospices, paediatric palliative care teams and children community nursing teams. Those attended include but are not limited to:

  • Nurses and Lead Nurses in Paediatric Palliative Care
  • Head of Hospices Services
  • Paediatric Palliative Care Team Leads
  • Consultants in Paediatric Palliative Care Medicine
  • Community Children Nurses and Team Leaders

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

This training day is part of a series of events dedicated to paediatric palliative and end of life care teams. They have all provided an excellent level of training and knowledge, but don’t take our word for it, here is just some of the feedback we have received over the past few years:

“Good mix of speakers / topics covered. Breakout rooms are a good addition to be able to find out what other teams are doing across the country.”

NHS Grampian, Delivering Supportive Paediatric Palliative and End of Life Care, June 2023

“Very good. Clear understanding of the things I knew and learned new things as well.”

Queen's Hospital, Burton on Trent, Delivering Supportive Paediatric Palliative and End of Life Care, June 2023

“Interesting, relevant to clinical practice, informative.”

Alder Hey Children's NHS Trust, Delivering Supportive Paediatric Palliative and End of Life Care, June 2023

“Really enjoyed the course, really given a good insight to challenges we face with palliative patients, nice to speak to others.”

East Kent Community Health Children's Community Nursing Team, Delivering Supportive Paediatric Palliative and End of Life Care, June 2023

“Excellent day, well planned and some really good speakers with so much knowledge.”

Great Ormond Street Hospital, Improving Paediatric Palliative and End of Life Care Online Conference, Dec 2021

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

Why sponsor?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing NHS delivery forums offer dedicated presentations, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact: 

Sarah Kemm 

Contact: 01732 897788 

Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk