FINE level 1: Foundation Toolkit

This programme is postponed until further notice.

It is the first level in the FINE programme, which introduces the scope of family-centred developmental care and the evidence that supports it. It is a two-day course with presentations, demonstrations and interactive workshops.

Postponed until further notice due to concerns around COVID-19

If you have any questions, please contacttraining@bliss.org.uk.

Courses organised by other organisations

The below courses are not organised by Bliss. Bliss are unable to answer questions regarding the application process, invoicing or event details. Please contact the relevant FINE centre by using the contact details associated with the course.

Sheffield - Thursday, 23 April and Friday, 24 April. Contact sth.legioncourseenquiries@nhs.net to book your place or register using the following link.

London (UCLH) - Monday, 18 May and Tuesday, 19 May. Limited places available, contact UCLH for availability.

London (Imperial) - Monday, 22 June and Tuesday, 23 June. Contact Imperial College for registration details.

Northern Ireland - Rescheduled for September 2020. Contact Claire McGinley to book your place

Who should attend?

The course is recommended for anyone working with infants and families in hospital settings, including:

  • Neonatal nurses and midwives
  • Neonatologists
  • Nursery nurses
  • Medical staff
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Paediatric nurses
  • Therapists working with neonates.

What is included in the course?

The programme covers the scope and evidence supporting this approach and explores the practical aspects of implementation. Topics include:

  • Preterm brain, motor and sensory development
  • Parent infant relationship and parent’s journey
  • Observing and understanding infant behaviour
  • Kangaroo care
  • Baby-led feeding
  • Managing stress and pain.

If you have any questions, please contact the Training and Events team.

If you are interested in increasing your knowledge regarding family-centred care, find out about the FINE Level 2: Practical Skills

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