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A review of the PICH learning seminars, plus other news and views …

My PICH Story

I started my PICH journey feeling a little apprehensive about what the experience would be like in the context of Covid and with the prospect of the course being run entirely virtually. However, in the midst of the pandemic, PICH was a refreshingly positive experience and I quickly found myself really looking forward to the sessions each month. It was a welcome chance to connect with passionate individuals with shared interests and ideas. The project I have been most proud…

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Investigating Harrow’s Infant Mortality Rate, a Case for Integrated Care

My integrated care journey started when I was working in an integrated training post, doing half the week in Paediatrics and the other half in General Practice. I worked in a practice that ran Learning Together clinics and I became interested in this. I had the opportunity to work with the Paediatric Public Health team and participated in the Learning Together clinics from this side, as well as a range of other projects. As I moved to a Public Health…

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My PICH Story: Juggling Projects, Realising the Gaps & Making the Connections

Before starting PICH, as a First Five GP (2 years post CCT) my interest was in exploring a portfolio career where I could work in General Practice, but also return to Acute Paediatrics for 1-2 days a week. While I was having the opportunity to see lots of children as a GP, I missed the energy that came when working alongside paediatricians and paediatric nurses in settings such as Paediatric ED, where there was always so much to learn and…

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Summary from PICH November 2019 – QI principles

This month the theme was QI principles and techniques. We heard from Kiran Rahim (from the QI change champions at the London School of Paediatrics) about the key components of QI many of which are very applicable in integrated care work. Particularly the model for improvement; AIM – being really focussed in any project work you do about what you aim to change MEASURE – how will you know you are achieving your aim CHANGE – how will we know…

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Learning Together

Are you interested in working across traditional boundaries? Do you want to achieve some of your leadership and integrated care RCPCH Progress objectives? If YES, then Learning Together clinics are for you!   Learning Together is an exciting interdisciplinary training model between paediatrics and GP trainees. A paediatric trainee (ST5+) pairs with a GP ST3 and they run a series of focused child health joint clinics within primary care. More information can be found at: www.learningtogether.org.uk   How can you get…

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Health beyond the hospital – what I never knew, I never knew about Public Health!

When I started PICH I was working in Intensive Care, in what I thought was the frontline of NHS healthcare and all that it represents. This was an intense working environment and I had so much to learn clinically that I felt slightly lost in taking Integrated Care approaches forward. Despite this I still found it incredibly valuable thinking about patient journeys from the perspective of the families and children themselves and the conversations I had with these families and…

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My PICH story – Cate Luce

  Top Tips Involve your patient from the very beginning of your project Identify your stakeholders and consider what would be their motivating factors to ensure their engagement Use available databases Consider the learning points even when things don’t go according to plan Do things outside your comfort zone to make your project more interesting   If I could do it again…. Don’t jump into an idea straight away Spend more time talking to parents within their own environment Consider…

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Learning together

Are you interested in working across traditional boundaries? Do you want to achieve some of your leadership and integrated care RCPCH Progress objectives? If YES, then Learning Together clinics are for you!   Learning Together is an exciting interdisciplinary training model between paediatrics and GP trainees. A paediatric trainee (ST5+) pairs with a GP ST3 and they run a series of focused child health joint clinics within primary care. More information can be found at: www.learningtogether.org.uk   How can you…

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My PICH Story – Miriam Cabib

Before I started PICH I already had a number of potential projects in mind, but little experience of what integrated care means. I was slightly nervous about joining the programme because I knew that it was quite likely that I would be the only non-clinical person in the room. I must say that all my worries were gone after the first meeting though: everyone was really nice, inclusive and open to listen to different views! Being a project manager for…

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PICH 18/19 Learning Seminar July 2019

Thanks Hannah Zhu for these notes from our final seminar of the academic year:   Red Thread – integrated care with youth workers, ED, police, social care We need to take a public health approach to youth violence! Youth workers going to emergency departments to work with young people aged 10-24 who are victims of violence. Youth Violence is: –          Prevalent: 300,000 ED admissions caused by violence every year –          Expensive –          Contagious –          Damaging –          Unequal: associated with poverty –          Treatable: evidence shows violence can…

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