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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

The inaugural meeting was held in September 2013, as part of BCH’s InTent week. The evening was intended to gather views and explore the current level of sustainability of GPS services across the region. 

  • A Stakeholder event was held on 17th July 2014 with representation from clinicians and commissioners
  • A CPD event was held on 20th November 2014.  This was successful, with only a small number of providers not represented.  A representative from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) attended. Members of the network would like to meet every six months for CPD.

Mr Gee attended a meeting held in May at the RCS, entitled 'General Paediatric Surgery - Joint Training & Commissioning'.  This was well attended by the majority of national bodies who will be taking forward the work nationally.  

GPS is one of the four fixed programmes of care that is being overseen by Dr Jackie Cornish, National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood.


For further information, please contact: Juliet Brown, Clinical Network Development Co-ordinator, (Neurosciences & GPS Project): 0121 333 9303





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