Resources for professionals

Here we highlight useful resources available to professionals for use when caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

We have included regional documents produced by the YHCPCN and links to useful national websites.

If there are any other resources that you feel would be useful, or have any feedback on the resources provided, please do let us know: info@yhcpcn.org.uk


Key resources

Antenatal referral form

The antenatal care referral form has been developed for use across the four children's hospices in the Yorkshire and Humber region. It is for professionals involved in antenatal care where there is a diagnosis or recognition of a possible life-limiting condition of the baby. Please complete the form, with consent of the mother, and send to the email contact for the chosen hospice listed at the bottom of the form.

Recognising children and young people with palliative care needs leaflet

This leaflet helps professionals to recognise babies, children and young people who may benefit from palliative services and care. It also aims to highlight some key areas to consider at various stages of their care.

Urgent discharge paperwork

Please contact info@yhcpcn.org.uk if you need a Word version of the paperwork.

This document aims to support health care professionals in planning and coordinating the urgent transfer of children and young people from hospital to home or hospice in the last hours or days of life. We hope the document will help professionals to plan, consider and communicated different aspects of a child’s care to ensure this is as smooth, safe, efficient and comprehensive a process as possible. Please also refer to the accompanying guidance notes. 


Further resources

The Child and Young Person's Advance Care Plan (CYPACP) is a national website with resources available to help professionals to understand and complete Advance Care Plans. Resources are available for patients, families and professionals. 

Together for Short Lives provide support for both families and professionals when looking after a baby, child or young adult with a life-limited or life-threatening condition. 

The Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM) represents all doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in the area of paediatric palliative medicine in hospital, hospice and community settings. It seeks to support practice and training for all doctors and other health professionals working in this area of medicine.

The APPM Formulary is an important core resource for the prescriber working in paediatric palliative medicine. It brings together all available paediatric palliative prescribing information in a single volume, utilising up-to-date published research and consensus expert opinion. It provides new guidance on existing medication and introduces newer drugs pertinent to the field of paediatric palliative medicine. ​​​​​​​

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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

01909 517 360
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

01484 411040
Russell House, Huddersfield

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Martin House Childrens Hospice

Martin House Childrens Hospice

01937 845045
Martin House Children's Hospice, Wetherby

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St Andrews Hospice

St Andrews Hospice

01472 350908
St Andrew's Hospice, Grimsby

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