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

An amazing journey. Learnt a lot about myself and met some amazing people!

I started the journey extremely excited about the prospects of integration. I wasn’t sure how it would be given the pandemic as I felt this sort of work would be more productive in person. However, having large and small group sessions in the monthly meetings did make this a lot more interactive than I thought. I remember mixed emotions after the first few meetings. Although excited, I was overwhelmed by the number of ideas I had. I didn’t know how…

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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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