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Current Projects

General Paediatric Surgery (GPS) Project

This project is hosted by BCH.  PiP supports the work of the project and there are strong links with the Paediatric Anaesthetic Network hosted by PiP.

The Clinical Leads are Mr Oli Gee (BCH) and Mr Doug Bowley (HeFT), the Clinical Network Develpment Co-ordinator is Juliet Brown.

The overall aim is to develop a networked solution to ensure that a high quality and sustainable General Paediatric Surgery (GPS) service can be delivered across the West Midlands (and geographical boundaries as appropriate).

For further information you can contact Juliet

Link to West Midlands Network for General Paediatric Surgery

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Engagement of Children and Young People

The Children and Young People’s Health Outcome Forum report made it clear that children, young people and their families should be included in any decisions about delivery and development of the care they receive.  This was recognised by the PiP Board and at the 2013 Annual Conference.

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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)