Aims and Objectives

PiP encourages and supports the development of collaborative approaches to the delivery, commissioning and improvement of services for children and young people, with the overall aim of improving outcomes of care.

PiP’s objectives are to:

  • Develop high quality clinical guidelines and pathways of care
  • Facilitate the development of clinical networks and support associated work streams, where appropriate
  • Work with and inform commissioners on the improvement of services - with the overall aim of improving outcomes of care
  • Provide educational fora and undertake training events and professional development
  • Promote and share good practice at regional and national levels
  • Engage and consult with children, young people, their carers and families – so that they can influence service developments and ensure that the patients and family / carer experience is improved

PiP's Terms of Reference


"PiP has a lot of credibility amongst paediatricians and health care professionals. Working in collaboration, members have consistently established clinical networks in a number of speciality areas."

Jonathan Howell, Consultant in Public Health

"I have worked closely with PiP over a number of years, and their work has been highly influential in developing networks, both nationally and regionally".

Hilary Cass, Former President, RCPCH

"….the upskilling was excellent. The master classes covered the management of children’s acute care and everyday health problems..."

Staffordshire Moorlands GP

"PiP has raised the profile of Child Sexual Abuse across the region, encouraging, training and supporting clinicians to work in this sensitive and challenging area..."

Cheryl Sherratt - Assistant Director of Nursing (Quality and Safety)

"The Paediatric Anaesthetic Network (PAN) provides a great forum for discussion and sharing problems and ideas with like-minded people working in different hospitals."

Richard Crombie, Co-chair of the Network.

"Tēnā koutou - greetings from New Zealand...the approach PiP has adopted in the development of clinical networks....has helped inform initiatives now implemented in New Zealand’s child & youth health sector". 

Mollie Wilson, CEO , Paediatric Society of New Zealand

"I can trust the PiP 'Brand' to deliver high quality education".

Consultant Anaesthetist (attendee at Study Day)