Specialist Nurse SUDC

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
L7F9 A3618 SUDI
£31,696 to £41,787 pa
27/02/2018 23:59

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

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Specialist Nurse for Sudden and Unexpected Deaths in Childhood (SUDC) in Lancashire

One of the main recommendations of a recent service review was to extend the pan Lancs SUDC service provision to cover 7 days. This will ensure equity of response for all families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of their child. 



As a result, we are pleased to be able to offer a rare, exciting and highly innovative opportunity for a part time, Specialist Nurse to complement our existing SUDC Team.

You will be a highly experienced practitioner in the area of child health and demonstrate extensive experience of community work/home visiting in addition to multi-agency working. 

Your role within a multi-disciplinary team will be to act as ‘Lead Health Professional’ to ensure that all health responses are implemented. This will involve working jointly with the senior investigating police officer to assist in analysing and interpreting complex information gathered at the scene of the death and present the findings to the Pathologist prior to post mortem examination and Coroner’s office to inform the Inquest process. 

Your role will also require you to visit a bereaved family following the sudden death of their child, acting as ‘a point of contact’ and ensuring ongoing support is provided. Your ability to work in partnership with and communicate highly sensitive, contentious information in an empathetic manner to bereaved relatives is an essential feature of this role. 

In addition, you will be expected to be a key part of the child death review process and work with the Child Death Overview Panel(CDOP) to contribute to the analysis of themes and trends in child deaths, identify lessons learnt and actions taken and the effectiveness of the wider child death review process. 

You will be expected to deliver formal reports and presentations to large groups of practitioners and strategic groups as well as participation in international, regional and national networks.  

With excellent communication, analytical and coordination skills you will have the ability to lead within a multi-agency team within this challenging, highly emotive agenda on a daily basis. 

Working hours will consist of 2 flexible weekdays 9-5pm and Saturdays 9-5pm with contribution to an ‘on call’ rota which will be shared between the team to ensure service provision for Sundays. Occasional evening work may be necessary. 

The candidate will be required to travel across Lancashire Health economy.









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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sharon Hibbs SUDC Lead Nurse


01772 777220


Joanne Birch SUDC Specialist Nurse


01772 777220

If you have problems applying, contact

01772 676124