Managed Clinical Network

Welcome to the East Anglia Children’s Palliative Care Managed Clinical Network (MCN) webpages.

Here you can find out more about what we do and how you can join. Read the latest news on the work we are undertaking and find details of upcoming events. The site also provides a news service and knowledge base for professionals involved in children’s palliative care.

These webpages are updated with new information and event details – so please stay in touch and check frequently.

The East Anglia Children’s Palliative Care Managed Clinical Network (MCN) was commissioned as a pilot scheme by NHS Cambridgeshire and endorsed by the SHA in 2012.

One of the drivers for the development of robust clinical networks is to deliver the right advice and support to the mix of professionals who are involved with children and young people determined as having one of the 4 categories of life limiting and life threatening conditions (ACT RCPCH 1997) and who receive services in a range of settings.

The MCN is hosted by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices with a current funding allocation until April 2015.

Membership for Professionals

Membership of the wider Network is restricted to Professionals only.  As a Professional in Paediatric Care you can join the Network by getting in touch via any of the means outlined below.

As a member of the network you will receive regular briefing notes and automatic invitation to the Eastern Region Paediatric Palliative Care Education Programme.

We would really like you to be involved. Please get in touch...

  • Carrie Cannon, MCN Coordinator:
  • Tel: 01223 815107
  • EACH, Church Lane, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6AB.
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • Doctors tell us Skyla isn’t aware of what’s going on around her, but her reaction to music and hydrotherapy make us think differently. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I love leaving the hospice knowing Skyla has had a good time. She has so little in her life which she can enjoy, but the music and hydro we’ve found two things in one place which mean so much. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The charity has made a big difference to our lives – they’re invaluable to us Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • Music and hydro therapy sessions offer her quality of life – which is why EACH is so important to us. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB


Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH