Board and Core Group

Board meetings are held twice a year.  An Annual Conference, which also acts as the AGM, is held - usually during the month of October.

Representatives from all member organisations have a place on the Board.

Dates for Board Meetings in 2017

Tuesday, 6th June 2017 - venue to be confirmed

Meetings are held between 2pm and 4pm.  The venues for meetings will be confirmed against each date. 

The date of the 2017 Annual Conference will be Tuesday, 10th October 2017.

The Annual Conference provides a forum for clinicians, managers and commissioners to meet and explore new ideas in delivering high quality services for children. 

These have an educational element, are well attended and are open to PiP members and non-members alike. 

Past keynote speakers include Dr Sheila Shribman, Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green, Dr Hilary Cass, Dr Kathy McLean, Dr Maggie Atkinson and Kath Evans.  Recent topics have included partnership working, quality indicators, care pathways and clinical networks.

The most recent Conference, held in October 2016, titled 'Time for Transformation'.  Asked the question 'What will the services for our children and young people look like tomorrow?'  The keynote speaker was Dr Claire Lemer, Deputy Director of CYP Healthcare Partnership, Evelina London Children's Hospital.  Other speakers included Lucia Kossarova, Senior Researcher from the Nuffield Trust, Fran Dancyger, Parent Advisor from Contact a Family, Deepika Khali and Rhys khan from Dudley Health Researchers, Bob Maxfield and James Malloy from Forward Thinking Birmingham, Sue Eardley, Head of Invited Reviews from the RCPCH. Nick Savage and Janet Hagan from Uinversity Hospitals of North Staffordshire NHS Trust.  The event was opened by Andrew Hughes, PiP Chair and Rhys Khan, Chair of Dudley Youth Council.



The Core Group discusses issues which are taken to the PiP Board.

Andrew Hughes



Dr. Tim Horsburgh

Clinical Lead



Julia Greensall

Network Manager 


Steve Cropper

Academic Advisor, Keele University  



"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)