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West Midlands Cerebral Palsy & Spasticity Network study day held on 2nd November 2016



West Midlands Cerebral Palsy & Spasticity Network study day

The West Midlands Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Network in conjunction with Partners in Paediatrics their 3rd study day on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.

The event was aimed at Consultants, doctors in training, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthotists and anyone else involved with children and young people with cerebral palsy.

The programme focussed around the 'CP foot and lower limbs' and included: Management of the CP foot, Updates on CPIPS and Spasticity Management, Patients as Parents talk by Jo Bussey who is Patients Voice & Insight Lead and also a parent, Strength training in CP and Multidisciplinary working.

David Emery, Emma Shears and Belen Carsi hosted this years event at the North Staffordshire Conference Centre in Stoke on Trent.



Presentations and papers from the event

Event flyer


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Presentations from the event are available for downloading from the links below

 Tim Horsburgh  Partners in Paediatrics 
 Margaret Mockford  Foot of the CP: Phsio thoughts
 Caroline Jackson  Orthotic Management of the Cerebral Palsy foot 
 Belen Carsi  Surgical treatment of the CP foot 
 Ram Vadivelu  Complex case studies
 Ravi Singh  Update on Spasticity Management 
 Benedetta Pettorini  Update on Spasticity Management
 Jo Bussey  Patients as Partners
 Margaret Mockford  Strength Training in PST: Service Evaluation
 David Emery  Multidisciplinary working
 Dawn Stock, Joanna Mackenzie & Wendy Cooper  Multidisciplinary Care in the CP Patient
 Naomi Barnicle  Multidisciplinary working

"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