EDUCATION AND TRAINING
TRAINING IN CHILDRENS PALLIATIVE CARE
All doctors, of any level or subspecialty who have an interest in Paediatric Palliative medicine are welcome to contact the managed clinical network regarding educational opportunities. We can offer short clinical attachments, electives and can signpost you to local educational opportunities. We can also advise on formal training schemes and post graduate courses.
Contacts: Dr Richard Hain Richard.Hain@wales.nhs.uk
Dr Jo Griffiths Jo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Megumi Baba Megumi.Baba@Wales.nhs.uk
Specialist Grid Training in paediatric Palliative Medicine:
Doctors wishing to train to become specialists in paediatric palliative medicine in the UK must do so through the National grid training scheme. There are currently 3 training schemes based in Cardiff, London and Yorkshire Further information can be found on the RCPCH website. Trainees interested in pursuing a special interest in paediatric palliative medicine should also refer to the Trainees handbook and contact the CSAC.
Since August 2018, trainees in the sub-specialty
use the RCPCH Progress level 3 generic syllabus
alongside the RCPCH Progress paediatric
palliative medicine sub-specialty syllabus.
A revised syllabus will be introduced in
September 2021. A Video of Dr Jonathon
Downie explaining the changes can be seen
Developing a special interest in paediatric Palliative Medicine:
The special interest (SPIN) programme in Paediatric Palliative Medicine was relaunched in spring of 2021. If this is something you would be interested in please liaise with the CSAC or visit the RCPCH SPIN web pages.
The current CSAC for paediatric palliative medicine is :-
Chair - Dr Michelle Hills - email@example.com
Training Advisor - Dr Jo Griffiths - firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Advisor - Dr Charlotte Mellor - email@example.com
Assessment Advisor - currently vacant
Quality Advisor - Dr Jonathan Downie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainee Representative -Dr Sophie Bertaud - Sophie.email@example.com
Combined Curriculum in Paediatric Palliative Medicine
The Combined Curriculum in Paediatric Palliative Medicine was prepared by the Education Subgroup of the British Society for Paediatric Palliative Medicine and Association of Children’s Hospice Doctors
The Curriculum in Paediatric Palliative Medicine aims to inform the training and assessment of these and all doctors who encounter dying children or those with life-limiting conditions.
Download the Combined Curriculum in Paediatric Palliative Medicine 2008.
All nurses, of any level or subspecialty who have an interest in Paediatric Palliative care are welcome to contact the managed clinical
network regarding educational opportunities.
Contacts: Mrs Vera Clements, specialist palliative care nurse Vera.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Jayne Thomas, specialist palliative care nurse Jayne.email@example.com
All therapists, of any level or subspecialty who have an interest in Paediatric Palliative care are welcome to contact the managed clinical network regarding educational opportunities.
Cardiff University offers a distance learning programme in palliative medicine(doctors) and palliative care ( non-medical health care professionals) with a paediatric module. They have been specifically designed for the varying needs of busy practitioners working in differing clinical settings across the globe. In recognition of paediatric palliative medicine becoming a sub-specialty, paediatric palliative care is now fully integrated throughout the diploma course. The course is able to offer a brief overview of paediatric palliative care for generalists with an interest or more in depth study for those who specialise in paediatric palliative care.
The Postgraduate Diploma is structured over 2 years leading to a postgraduate qualification in its own right, or contributes academic credits towards the award of the MSc. The MSc qualification is gained through successful completion of a dissertation over a further year.
West Midlands paediatric palliative care e-learning (22 modules): http://wmdsafelive.ocbmedia.com/index.php/
ICPCN e-learning module in chronic pain management: http://icpcn.org.uk
e-ELCA (End of Life Care for All): http://www.endoflifecareforadults.nhs.uk/education-and-training/eelca
more than 150 on line learning modules
EACH Library and Information Service: http://www.each.org.uk/what-we-do/library_info_service
BMJ Learning: wide range of modules at: http://learning.bmj.com/learning/home.html
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
Children’s Palliative Care: A Handbook for GPs: www.act.org.uk/gps
Basic Symptom Control for children’s palliative care: www.act.org.uk/symptomcontrol
Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine Master Formulary: www.act.org.uk/appmformulary
Palliative Care Formulary, Bulletin board, shared guidelines: www.palliativedrugs.com
Mental Capacity Act 2005 training module: http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/mca/index.htm
Current Learning in Palliative Care (CLIP) at: http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/clip/index.htm
The Oxford of Palliative care for Children (2nd edition) 2012
Edited by Ann Goldman, Richard Hain & Stephen Liben
The Oxford Specialist handbook in Paediatric Palliative medicine
Richard D.W Hain & Satbir Singh Jassal
Palliative Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents ; A Practical Handbook (2nd edition) 2011
Edited by Bran S. Carter, Marcia Levetown and Sarah Friebert.
Palliative Care nursing of children and young people. 2007
Perspectives on Palliative care for Children and young people: A global discourse 2010
Edited by Rita Pfund & Susan Fowler-Kerry