The Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine represents doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in paediatric palliative care across all care settings in the UK
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 was formed in November 2009 following a merger of
the Children's Hospice UK doctors' group and the British Society for Paediatric Palliative Medicine (BSPPM)
Joint statement on medical consultant workforce (2023) This statement, written by the chairs of the APPM and CSAC (RCPCH), is based on information shared regarding the consultant medical workforce across Great Britain and all of Ireland. Some of the information is extrapolated and assumptive. However it highlights the continual limited numbers of consultants providing medical and clinical leadership for children and young people with palliative care needs.
Clinical Guidelines Now available (2023) Recordings of the recent series of clinical guideline webinars are also available to purchase
APPM Clinical Guidelines are now available for use.
The Clinical guidelines are evidenced based peer reviewed guidance supported by Cochrane Response and our APPM membership.