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

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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PICH 18/19 Learning seminar June 2019

We had a really interesting session on Wednesday 5th June. In the 6pm mentoring session two of this year’s participants took us on their PICH journeys so far. First of all we heard from Cate Luce, talking about supporting parents on the neonatal unit, building shared guidelines and exploring reasons parents bring newborn babies to the ED. Then Hannah Opstad told us about her SOCKS project teaching primary school children about cyber bullying and online safety. Soon to be rolled…

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PICH 18/19 Learning Seminar March 6th

You are warmly invited to our next seminar in the Programme for Integrated Child Health series. The evening will focus on exploring the learning and development of the Children and Young People’s Partnership. A holistic, population based, data driven programme seeking to show through evaluation how to create an ICS (integrated care system) for children. The session will be led by Claire Lemer, who combines working as a general paediatric consultant with service transformation roles focused on improving the interface…

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PICH 18/19 Learning Seminar 4, Jan 2019 – Healthy London Partnership

A superb seminar from Eugenia Lee (GP lead for children with HLP) on 09/01/19 Scary figures… but pulling people together from different disciplines, geography, backgrounds, experiences – all motivated to improve the lives of London’s children. Now is a fantastic time to make change – NHS 10 year plan highlighting children’s health like never before! https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/ Amongst PICH participants and mentors 2019 we agreed via a dragons den bid-off that we would prioritise the mental health of the next generation if…

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