Children and Young People Palliative and End of Life Care

Children’s and Young People Palliative and End of Life Care

Children and young people (CYP) represent a third of our country. Improving access to the right services at the right time is a key priority for the North West CYP Palliative Care Networks for children and young people aged 0-25 and those important to them.

The North West Palliative and End of Life Care (PEoLC) Network covers Cheshire & Merseyside, Lancs & South Cumbria and Greater Manchester and works with children’s palliative care services. The Children’s and Young Peoples (CYP) palliative care network has three zonal steering groups who meet quarterly.

The CYP network works closely with hospice/hospital/community teams, commissioners and the ICB to improve quality and access to palliative care for children, young people and their families/carers and those important to them.

Our programme of work has been developed in line with the CYP National Service Specification, Ambitions for PEoLC and NICE Guidance.

Improving Access

Establish a baseline of specialist palliative care services, including access to advice 24/7.

Improving Quality

A programme of education and training to support the workforce to have the skill, knowledge and confidence to deliver high quality care.

Improving Sustainability

Support sustainable funding of PEoLC across the North West based on up-to-date information collected through a Point Prevalence study and workforce survey.