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Children with Complex Needs - Scotland

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shaz298 Tue 07-Jun-11 20:05:56

Hi All,

Thought that those of you with kiddies with complex needs may be interested in this
(http://www.cen.scot.nhs.uk/definition.html).

It's a network which is trying to improve services for the most complex of children. There is a service users group which discusses many issues and has produced a DVD and workshop in relation to the emotional impact of tube feeding and has just finished another DVD and workshop about Communication and how does it feel and how to be a more effective communicator when your patient has no speech.

Sorry it's a bit of a ramble, anyway the link to the website is above and I'd encourage you to have a look and if you have the time/energy then maybe join the Service Users Group.

The annual conference is on 8th September in Perth and will focus on how Emergency Care is managed for children with exceptional healthcare needs. You are all welcome to attend, just need to register, and all travel costs/childcare costs will be reimbursed. This goes for the Service users group too.

Anyway, Sorry for the ramble but this is a good thing and the more the merrier as they say.

If you're interested I can PM you the email address of the manager............please do! It's good to have a platform and a voice. xxxx

P.S. Luuk doesn't quite meet the criteria but they are happy for me to be on the Service Users group

shaz298 Wed 08-Jun-11 09:34:32

No-one interested? xx

glittery Wed 08-Jun-11 20:50:28

means we get to eat all the cakes Shaz grin

shaz298 Thu 09-Jun-11 06:21:06

Yum........but not good for the diet, and me just trying to get back on track too!

glittery Thu 09-Jun-11 14:52:53

im nearly done so i'll eat them all! grin

shaz298 Thu 09-Jun-11 16:55:47

Thanks, that's very kind of you smile

shaz298 Thu 09-Jun-11 16:55:57

Did you register?

glittery Fri 10-Jun-11 09:01:09

no yet, Im getting there blush

Anniebojangles Fri 10-Jun-11 21:08:28

I definitely would but will be 38 wks when it's on so won't make it. I did go to The Emotional Impact of Tube Feeding Conference which was in Edinburgh and found this really helpful. It was mostly professionals with only a handful of parents so I think it's important that more parents attend.

shaz298 Sat 11-Jun-11 07:52:59

Annie, that's greart that you went. I was signed up to go but Luuk ended up having his surgery when it was on and I couldn't go!

Want to join the Service Users group?

I went to NMCM conference in Glasgow last year which concentrated on GIRFEC and I didn't know another soul.........that was very daunting....And like you say it was mostly professionals.

xx

Anniebojangles Mon 13-Jun-11 21:48:45

I think I am on the Service Users Group by email but haven't had contact with them for a while. I had a phone interview last year about Acute Care. I found the tube feeding conference a bit daunting too.

shaz298 Tue 14-Jun-11 11:28:33

That's cool. I only manage to the SU group for the 1st time last week. Have been on there by email for years .............

Next meetin is in November. x

glittery Tue 14-Jun-11 12:08:48

had a look at it again Shazzy and im thinking its not going to be a goer for me, just the logistics of getting to Perth for 10am and it doesnt finish till 4pm which will create "small boy home from school" problems IYKWIM?

shaz298 Tue 14-Jun-11 13:01:26

Don't worry about it Grace. I'll fill you in when I get back. smile

glittery Tue 14-Jun-11 13:14:40

cool! smile

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