What we do

PiP is a partnership of organisations and clinicians working to improve the quality and accessibility of services for children and young people.

It is a non-profit making partnership, funded primarily by subscriptions from its member organisations and by undertaking ‘commissioned’ project work. 

Since its inception in 1997, PiP has been a constant advocate for children and young people’s services, with the overall aim of improving the quality of service provision.  It has worked strategically with Children’s Leads and Commissioners to explore options for service delivery, and to keep the importance of services for children and young people on the agenda. 

An early ‘promoter’ of the value of working in networks, PiP has encouraged collaborative working across trusts and organisations - beyond conventional boundaries (geographical and organisational). 

We are currently working to influence the development of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) across the Region, and ensure that the voice of children and young people are heard in the development of these.  

The strength of PiP is in its clinical and multi-disciplinary, cross-professional engagement, and strong links with Keele University.

The success of PiP is down to the many dedicated and motivated people who participate in the various work streams and contribute to the running of the organisation. 

PiP agrees with and supports the “shared ambitions” which are outlined in the 2013 document:
Better health outcomes for children and young people – Our Pledge.



"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)