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. 

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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

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Strategy and work plan

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Short Strategy Document

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Rapid Transfer for End of Life Care: Guidance Notes

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

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Rapid Transfer for End of Life Care: Clinical Guidelines

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

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24/7 Care Options Appraisal

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Latest News

Ulster University pACP Survey

24th August 2019

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New steering groups

16th August 2019

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Twitter Updates

YHCPCN - 03/10/2019

Bookings are now being taken for the
@YoHCPCN Annual Conference 2020. Next yrs theme 'Perinatal Palliative Care'…

YHCPCN - 27/09/2019

@jonnyellis74: An important update from @NHSEngland on the continuity of medicine supply in the event of a #NoDealBrexit. Hospice medica…