External training

Paediatrician National Training Grid Posts

Yorkshire and the Humber is privileged to be one of only three sites in the UK providing  specialist paediatric palliative medicine training (alongside Wales and London) for paediatricians who wish to work as paediatric palliative medicine specialists. Training takes place in Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust/Martin House Hospice as well as at Sheffield Children’s Hospital/Bluebell Wood Hospice. This is two years full time equivalent. Paediatric Palliative Medicine certificate (CCT). 

Applications are made through the National RCPCH Grid system and details can be found on the RCPCH website www.rcpch.ac.uk

In addition paediatricians who wish to develop an interest in paediatric palliative medicine can request placements through their Deanery.

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Other options

Paediatrician Special Interest Palliative Medicine

Specialist training in palliative medicine to ‘special interest’ level. One year Full time equivalent training in palliative medicine. Involves work based assessments, 50 cases and time spent working in adult palliative medicine. Assessed via a portfolio assessment and discussion CSAC. Recieve a letter of recognition from the college speciality advisory committee of the RCPCH. Details can be found on the RCPCH website www.rcpch.ac.uk. 


Universities offer PhDs in palliative care so it is worth checking. For example, the University of Lancaster offers a PhD in Palliative Care. This is a 48 month part time PhD, www.lancaster.ac.uk

Post Graduate Diploma/MSc

Post Graduate diploma/MSc Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University


Distance education for Clinicians - two years (PG Dip) or three years (MSc). 

Post Graduate Diploma/MSc Palliative Care at Newcastle University


Part time online course for clinicians, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals - two years (PG Dip) or three years (MSc).

MSc Palliative Medicine for Health Care Professionals at Newcastle University


Distance Education. Multidisciplinary Programme. Neonates, Children and Adults covered. Three year course. 

Post Graduate Diploma/MSc Palliative Care at Kings College London


One year full time or two years part time. Multi disciplinary and aimed at multi professional group. 

Post Graduate Certificate

Post Graduate Certificate Palliative Care at Kings College London


Multidisciplinary and multi professional.

Post Graduate Certificate End of Life Care at University of Huddersfield


Taught course one year part time. Health and Social Care Practitioners. Adult focus. 

Short Courses CPD

Short Course in Paediatric Complex, life limiting, end of life care at Coventry University


Aims to help healthcare professionals and paramedics understand care requirements. Web based learning tool - coventry web platform. CPD part time online course. 

Introduction to children's palliative care at University of Central Lancashire


Short course, workshop. Multidisciplinary. No exam. 

Principles in Paediatric Palliative Care at University of Birmingham


Short course mixture of face to face and online learning. Postgraduate module. 

What's Coming Up?

Annual conference: Effective and equitable paediatric palliative care

  • 20th September 2022
  • 9-4pm (TBC)
  • Wetherby Racecourse
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Third party training | Verification of death

  • 14th September 2022
  • Morning or afternoon sessions available
  • Sheffield / Huddersfield
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Clinical meetings | Quarterly

  • 6th July 2022
  • 12-2pm
  • Virtual
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