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West Midlands Cerebral Palsy & Spasticity Network study day held on 10th November 2017

The West Midlands Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Network in conjunction with Partners in Paediatrics held their 4th study day on Friday, 10th November 2017.

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 this year focussed on the 'CP spine'.

Mr. Ram Vadivelu, Consultant Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon from Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust hosted this years event at The Studio Conference Centre in Birmingham.

Event Flyer


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

Mr Ram Vadivelu Spines in Cerebral Palsy - only available to delegates attending event
Professor Raj Gupta Prescribing issues in Spasticity and Dystonia
Mr Jwalant Mehta Role of Spinal Surgery in Cerebral Palsy
Professor Nachi Chockalingam Biomechanical assessment of the spine - only available to delegates attending event
Ms Claire Rylance Postural Management in CerebraL Palsy
Mr John Gooden SDR in Cerebral Palsy
Mr Chirag Patel Role of Intrathecal Baclofen
Daniel Hodgkin Biomechanical Optimisation of AFO's
Andrew Schneider Cerebral Palsy Scoliosis
Mr Steve Cooke CPIP West Mids Update - will be available shortly

"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