Neonatal Development & Family Centred Care

Who is it for?

This study day is suitable for Paediatric & Neonatal trainees, Advanced Neonatal Practitioners and Consultant Paediatricians.

Covering important clinical neonatal topics such as;

  • Parent and carer engagement and support in the NICU
  • Recognising and responding to infant cues
  • Preterm brain & sensory development
  • Long term neurodevelopmental outcomes
  • Management and impact of neonatal pain

What is it about?

Whilst scientific research, BLISS survey data and neonatal practitioners agree that excellent developmental care, which is both holistic and family-centred is key in the NICU, a national survey in 2015 identified a significant need for additional and tailored learning opportunities for professionals training in this area. In addition to its’ importance in optimising neonatal outcomes, the practise of neurodevelopmental care also maps to several generic, as well as specific curriculum items, but trainees and consultants told us they didn’t feel training in the area was adequate in the majority of settings.

This one day interactive course, has been designed and aligned, to address these learning needs which more than 2/3 of those surveyed reported.

Course Content

  • Lectures from practising clinicians & expert allied professionals
  • Workshops and practical sessions
  • Simulation and interactive group work

Course Structure:

1 day duration 8:00 - 16:00

Upcoming Dates:

To be confirmed

Application and Funding

To apply for this course, please select the "apply" link at the top right of this page. See our Funding page for information on funding options.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive an offer email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

Tuition Fees

For details of current tuition fees for self funded or sponsored applicants please click here.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Emma Sherwood

Tel: 0114 222 2086; Email:

Admissions/Support Officer:

Deborah Reid

Tel: 0114 222 2037; Email: