EDUCATION AND TRAINING

TRAINING IN CHILDRENS PALLIATIVE CARE

MEDICAL

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.griffiths@wales.nhs.uk

                    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.

 Download both documents here.

A revised syllabus will be introduced in

September 2021.  A Video of Dr Jonathon

Downie explaining the changes can be seen

here.

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 :-

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.

Download the RCPCH Curriculum for training in Paediatric Palliative Medicine  

NURSING

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.clements@wales.nhs.uk

                    Mrs Jayne Thomas, specialist palliative care nurse     Jayne.thomas@wales.nhs.uk

AHP

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.

EXTERNAL EDUCATION

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

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.

E-LEARNING

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

RECOMMENDED READING



 The Oxford of Palliative care for Children (2nd edition) 2012
Edited by Ann Goldman, Richard Hain & Stephen Liben
ISBN 978-0-959510


The Oxford Specialist handbook in Paediatric Palliative medicine
Richard D.W Hain & Satbir Singh Jassal
ISBN 978-0199236329

Palliative Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents ; A Practical Handbook (2nd edition) 2011
Edited by Bran S. Carter, Marcia Levetown and Sarah Friebert.
ISBN 978-1421401485

Palliative Care nursing of children and young people. 2007
Rita Pfund
ISBN 978-1846190193

Perspectives on Palliative care for Children and young people: A global discourse 2010
Edited by Rita Pfund & Susan Fowler-Kerry
ISBN 978-1846193330