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Annual Conference & AGM 2018

The PiP Annual Conference & AGM took place on Tuesday, 9th October in the centre of Birmingham. We were pleased to welcome back Kath Evans, Head of Patient Experience, NHS England, who as usual got the event off to a very upbeat start. Kath referred to PiPs event in 2015 'Engaging Children & Young People', which involved the Young people from the Shropshire Health Champions.

Meera Sookee, Head of Policy for CYP at NHS England


Programme included

  • Keynote 1: ‘Seen and heard consistently – is it a reality for Children and Young People across our Health System yet?’ - Kath Evans, Experience of Care Lead – Maternity, Infants, Children and Young People, NHS England
  • Keynote 2: - Meera Sookee, Medical Directorate, NHS England
  • Panel: Children and young people in crisis - Alison Warren, Matron, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundatin Trust, Charlotte Yale, Matron, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.  Alison Parr. Principal, Blackfriars Academy, Andrea Page, Birmingham City University
  • Paediatric Nurse Staffing Tool - Tony Dinning, Project Manager, Partners in Paediatrics
  • Paediatric Clinical Guidelines App development - Mary Passant, PiP
  • Clinical Holding - Alison Warren, Clinical Matron (Children & Young People’s Services) Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.  Andrea Page, Birmingham City University
  • Human Factors - Mary Salama - Consultant Paediatrician, Birmingham Women's & Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • PiP AGM and update on History Project




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"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)