Online Conference

This motivating and enlightening multidisciplinary study day will bring together nurses, consultants and team leads from palliative care, community and hospice teams. With case studies sharing real-life experiences and insightful guidance, you will leave this online forum with the knowledge and inspiration to improve your collaborative working. Take one day out and enhance your support for palliative and end of life children, adolescents and their families or carers. 

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You may also be interested in Streamlining Children’s Care in the Community taking place on Wednesday 29th September 2021 and Establishing your Level 2 Paediatric High Dependency Unit taking place on Monday 1st November 2021. 

Improving Paediatric Palliative and End of Life Care
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you continually striving to improve your support of paediatric palliative and end of life patients? If yes, then this online forum is for you. Book your place and refocus on:

  • Developing appropriate Advance Care Plans with families
  • Improving the management of GI symptoms
  • Bridging the gap between paediatric and adult palliative care services
  • Building a smooth transition from paediatric to adult palliative care services
  • Effectively managing medical complexities
  • Enhancing outcomes through respite and short breaks
  • Progressing joined-up working between palliative care, specialist teams and hospices
  • Providing support for families and siblings from diagnosis to end of life

Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home

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
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Advance Care Plans
Working with children and their parents or carers to develop appropriate Advance Care Plans
  • Putting CYP and their families at the center of the decision making
  • Navigating the challenges and difficult conversations to achieve an effective and safe plan
  • Case study examples: successful Advance Care Plans and how they were achieved
Symptom management planning
Improving the management of GI symptoms for children and young people at the end of life
  • Recognising and treating CYP with gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Understanding the rising challenge of GI symptoms at end of life
  • Case studies explored: identifying and treating symptoms in a timely manner
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Sharing your different approaches to Advance Care Plans
  • Who is responsible for Advance Care Plans and when are they created?
  • What are your most important considerations when creating plans with patients and families?
  • How could you improve your approach to your Advance Care Plans?
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Feedback from interactive discussion: Sharing your different approaches to Advance Care Plans
Transitioning to adult palliative care
Working as an MDT to bridge the gap between paediatric and adult palliative care services
  • Working effectively across the MDT in your trust? and network to overcome challenges and provide necessary support
  • Providing transition in the hospital and in a hospice: comparing the experiences
  • Discovering patient experiences: measuring the impact of end of life transition care for adolescents
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Building a smooth transition from paediatric to adult palliative care services
  • When have you moved an adolescent from your service to an adult service? How did it go?
  • How do you work with your adult services to transition patients across?
  • What would you change, next time, when supporting a palliative young person move to an adult service?
Lunch break
Feedback from interactive discussion: Building a smooth transition from paediatric to adult palliative care services
Collaborative working
Effectively managing medical complexities of palliative children and young people
  • Working collaboratively to support and care for CYP with multiple health conditions
  • Bringing together your MDT: how can you fully support complex palliative patients
  • Case studies explored: effective and successful joint working between palliative and hospice services
Respite and short breaks: improving outcomes for palliative patients and their families
  • Delving into the research project: providing a systematic review for mixed methods of care
  • What can respite and short breaks provide patients, families and carers?
  • Understanding the benefits: reducing hospital admissions; social and educational opportunities for young people; and relief on families
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Improving joined-up working between palliative care, specialist teams and hospices
  • How are your services set up and how do you work together to improve palliative care?
  • When have you worked well together to improve the care of a child or young person?
  • What will you implement to further develop your multidisciplinary approach to palliative and end of life care?
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Feedback from interactive discussion: Improving joined-up working between palliative care, specialist teams and hospices
Accessing support for families
Providing support for families and siblings with CYP from diagnosis to end of life
  • Navigating palliative care services to empower patients and their families
  • Assessing the impact of effective and on-going family and sibling support from hospices
  • Measuring the outcome of support for families during palliative and end of life care: real-life examples explored
Questions and answers with your speaker
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 conference, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the conference producer Hope Frost or call Hope on 01732 897788.

Pricing structure

  • £299 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £249 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

You or a colleague can claim the £249 + VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places, if you also book onto: 

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

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation, 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 conference 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 conference.

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 and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. 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 a 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.

Privacy notice

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Expected attendees

This online meeting is ideal for NHS professionals working in hospices, community and acute trusts and palliative care services. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Children's Community, Paediatric and Palliative Care Nurses
  • Clinical and Service Leads
  • Nurse Co-Ordinators and Leads
  • Consultants in Palliative Care, Paediatrics and Neonatal

Past attendee feedback

With over 4 years of face to face and online conferences, don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy our training:

“A rare and valuable chance to hear from healthcare professionals working with children with complex needs across the country”

University of York, Multi-Agency Approach to Complex Needs for CYP Online Forum, January 2021

All of the presentations from the speakers were excellent and gave a brilliant insight into what other trusts and organisations are doing to achieve effective multi-agency approaches to healthcare”

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Multi-Agency Approach to Complex Needs for CYP Online Forum, January 2021

“Very well organised, excellent variety of speakers and topics”

Claire House Hospice, Enhancing Paediatric Palliative Care, September 2019

“Enjoyable day with good information, given a lot of new ideas or things to think about”

St Andrews Hospice, Enhancing Paediatric Palliative Care, September 2019

“Fantastic day, excellent speakers with vast amount of experience and knowledge of practice. Very thought provoking for practice”

Rainbows Hospice, Palliative Care Services for Children and Young People, September 2018

“Very informative conference, sparking interesting discussions and debates with a wide range of health professionals”

NHS Lothian, Palliative Care Services for Children and Young People, September 2018

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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