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SOFT UK Training for Professionals

UK Training for Professionals

SOFT UK Trustee John Capper has been working with the Chesterfield Royal Hospital to provide training for professionals working in their Antenatal Services.  In July he gave a presentation to a group of obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives sonographers and other maternity staff.  John presented information on Trisomy conditions, the work of SOFT UK and most importantly his family’s story of being cared for in Chesterfield when expecting their son Jack.

Rebecca Cartledge, Antenatal and Newborn Screening Coordinator said: ‘We had some really valuable discussions and staff felt able to talk about other experiences of caring for families or delivering difficult news. All there felt very privileged to have heard your story and were so pleased there were able to attend, they felt that it made them question their practice for the better!’

Training for professionals is a vital part of SOFT UK’s work. Families always tell us that they wish there was more staff awareness of Trisomy conditions.  With the forthcoming improvements to the antenatal screening programmes, its most likely that families will experience diagnosis during the Antenatal period, so its vital that these staff have as much information and training as possible.

Many SOFT UK Trustees have been involved in training professionals in the past two years, so we are able to be flexible in meeting requests from professionals.  If you would like to discuss training for professionals with us, please contact us on

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