The Yorkshire and Humber Children’s Palliative Care Network (YHCPCN)

The Network links together the four children’s hospices, 14 District General Hospitals, 2 tertiary centres (Leeds and Sheffield), community nursing teams, bereavement support services, local authority disability services and local special schools across our region all working together to support children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions. The four children’s hospices in the region are Bluebell Wood Hospice located in Sheffield South Yorkshire,  Forget me Not Children’s hospice located in Huddersfield West Yorkshire, Martin House Children's hospice located in Wetherby North Yorkshire and St Andrews or Andy's located in Grimsby East Yorkshire. 

Get In Touch

The Network is in the process of becoming a Managed Clinical Network (MCN) and is made up of an executive steering group which steers the work of the 2 sub group forums, the clinical & research forum and the workforce and education forum. The executive steering group is chaired by Dr Susan Picton and has representatives from a wide range of organisations including representatives from each hospice in the Region, a neonatal rep, sub group forum leads, a ccg rep, a research rep, a rep from the APPM (Association for Paediatric palliative medicine), community nursing rep and specialist nursing rep. The clinical forum includes representatives from each district general hospital and community nursing team in addition to allied health professionals, an education representative and a social care representative. The workforce and education forum is a multi agency group of people working to bring together best practice in training and education across the Region and Nationally.​​​​​​​

Structure of the MCN

Download Resource

Strategy and work plan

Download Resource

Short Strategy Document

Download Resource

Rapid Transfer for End of Life Care: Guidance Notes

Attached are the Guidance Notes for the Rapid Transfer into End of Life Care.

Download Resource

Rapid Transfer for End of Life Care: Clinical Guidelines

Below are the Clinical Guidelines for the Rapid Transfer for End of Life Care.

Download Resource

24/7 Care Options Appraisal

Read More

Please note the link will leave this website, and we cannot take responsibility for the content of the external website.

Download Resource

Our Hospices

Read More

Please note the link will leave this website, and we cannot take responsibility for the content of the external website.

Download Resource

New APPM Formulary

As of December 2019 there is a new formulary for medical drugs, available through the attached link. All medical professionals are encouraged to delete the previous version and download the new iteration.

Follow the link below:

https://www.appm.org.uk/guidelines-resources/appm-master-formulary/

Read More

Please note the link will leave this website, and we cannot take responsibility for the content of the external website.

Download Resource

Latest News

New APPM Formulary

4th March 2020

As of December 2019 there is a new ...

Find Out More

Our Hospices

6th February 2020

...

Find Out More

Twitter Updates

YHCPCN - 17/01/2020

RT
@EmmaXtinaRobb: @MartinHouseCH @YoHCPCN This will be an informative conference

YHCPCN - 17/01/2020

RT
@MartinHouseCH: The @YoHCPCN #AnnualConference #Paediatric #PalliativeCare and the Longer Term Paediatric Implications of Survival will…

YHCPCN - 17/01/2020

RT
@YHPCCODN: The YHPCC ODN 'Level 1 Critical Care skills' study days are now set for 2020. Paediatric nurses of all grades and levels of e…