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'Learning from Child Deaths' event - 15th May 2019

The West Midlands Regional Child Death Overview Panel Network held it's 2nd Annual multi-agency event at Walsall Football Club on Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

Documents from the event can be viewed / downloaded from the links below:


Event flyer


Evaluation - Available in due course

Copies of the speakers presentations in pdf format are available below:

Perinatal Mortality Review Tool presented by Jenny Kurinczuk, Professor of Perinatal Epidermiology & Director of the NPEU, University of Oxford

Suicide by children and young people presented by Su-Gwan Tham, Research Assistant, University of Manachester

The Swan Model presented by Fiona Murphy, Associate Director of Nursing - End of Life, Bereavement, Organ and Tissue Donation.  Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Police and SUDICpresented by Mick Spellman, WTG Safeguarding Solutions

Black Country Early Adopter CDOP presented by Jaki Bateman, Project Manager, Sandwell Children's Trust & Sue McKie, Project Manager, Wolverhampton CCG

The new Child Death Review Statutory and Operational Guidance and National Child Mortality Database presented by Joanna Garstang, Chair of WM Regional CDOP Network & Designated Dr for Unexpected Child Death, Birmingham

Memory Makingpresented by Tracey Harewood, Bereavement Care Co-ordinator, Donna Yafai, Holistic Family Liaison & Helen Queen, Senior Oncology/Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust 

Deaths on the Railway Network of children under the age of 18 presented by Paul Furnell, Detective Chief Superintendent, British Transport Police - slides only available to delegates attending the event

Learning from deaths of children with life-limiting illness presented by Yifan Liang, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust - slides only available to delegates attending the event


"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