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Annual Conference held on 11th October 2016

The Need for Transformation

What will the services for our children and young people look like tomorrow?

New models of care for children and young people are emerging around the UK in response to a series of problems in the current services children & young people are receiving....


Time for Transformation

The main objectives of the Conference were to:

  • Consider innovative solutions to improve healthcare, and integrate services at secondary, primary & community interface
  • Explore how, working holistically, young people's outcomes of care can be improved as they move into adulthood
  • Hear from young people themselves and learn about what issues are important to them, particulary around transition
  • Report on the outcomes of PiP's current work streams and consider what future areas of work should be progressed

Speakers included

Claire Lemer - Deputy Director of Children & Young People's Healthcare Partnership, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Lucia Kossarova - Senior Research Analyst, Nuffield Trust

Fran Dancyger - Parent Advisor, Contact a Family (CAF)

Rhys Khan - Chair of Dudley Youth Council

Members of the Health Researchers Group (Dudley)

Presentations and papers from the event

Event flyer


Evaluation Feedback

Setting the Scene: The CYP Perspective on Integrated Care presented by Claire Lemer

What can we learn from new models of care for CYP?” presented by Lucia Kossarova

Taking an holistic approach to “Moving to Adulthood” presented by Fran Dancyger

Young People's Views on Emotional Health and Wellbeing  presented by Dudley Youth Health Researchers - Deepika Khali and Rhys Khan

Pause. (Drop-in centre for 0-25 year olds) presented by Bob Maxfield and James Molloy

Transforming teams – what’s holding you back? presented by Sue Eardley

AGM – PiP Review of Year presented by Tim Horsburgh, Andrew Hughes and Julia Greensall

Update on PiP Work streams across the Region

A new kind of Trust presented by Nick Savage & Janet Hagan





"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, Former 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, member of the Paediatric Anaesthetic 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)

Thank you for that amazing Workshop! I gained such a lot of invaluable knowledge' (attended Cerebral Palsy & Spasticity study day - November 2018)

Menik Upatissa, Registrar at Dudley Group NHS Trust

PiP just goes from strength to strength – well done & sincere thanks for all your leadership particularly in bringing people together & nurturing collaboration, its sincerely valued, PiP remains a ‘bright spot’ on the national landscape (November 2018)

Kath Evans, Experience of Care Lead, Maternity, Infants, Children and Young People, NHS England

I’m writing to thank everyone in PIP for their excellent guidelines, study days, senior nurse support and above all professional friendship.  My career is now taking me overseas but your philosophy will be going with me - and a copy of the PIP clinical guidelines book! 


Tess Haynes, Former Modern Matron & CNS, UHNM

Many thanks for the invitation to present. It was a really informative and thought-provoking conference and I'm happy to have been able to contribute. Also a very well organised event too!

Speaker, Learning from Child Deaths event May 2019

The event was well put together and it was a privilege to be part of the special day.

Tracey Harewood, Bereavement Care Coordinator, BWCNHSFT on Learning from Child Deaths event May 2019