NHS England accelerates national reviews of vital specialist services for children – Dr Jonathan Fielden
Today we have formally announced more details of our accelerated national reviews of both paediatric critical care, and specialised surgery for children.
Good progress has been made since the reviews began earlier this year, and some positive engagement has already taken place with a number of professional organisations.
A one day course on the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease presenting as neonatal emergencies.
1) 7th November 2016
Designed for doctors and nurses working in paediatrics, A&E, NICU and anaesthesia
THE DAY WILL INVOLVE:
A combination of lectures by specialists working in the field of congenital cardiac disease with an afternoon of hands on simulation scenarios
Venue: National Heart & Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital Dovehouse Street London, SW3 6LY
All refreshments including lunch are provided.
- Duct dependant lesions & other life threatening neonatal CHD lesions
Paediatricians, Anaesthetists & EM physicians attending this event may claim up to 6 CPD credits.
NOTES ON REGISTRATION:
Spaces are limited because of hands on simulation sessions.
Completed registration forms and full payment must be received before the course.
Confirmation of booking will be sent by email and post after payment has been processed.
Recruitment to the Quality Standard Advisory Committee for Sepsis
We are looking for experts on Sepsis to join our Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) to develop a quality standard on Sepsis. We need people with a professional or practitioner background in the topic in the following roles
- Topic Expert
Information on the posts is available on the NICE website, please follow the below link for details:
The deadline for applications is Thursday 13 October 2016 at 17.00.
What are NICE quality standards?
NICE quality standards are a concise set of prioritised statements designed to drive measurable quality improvements within a particular area of health or care.
NICE quality standards are derived from high quality guidance such as that from NICE or other sources accredited by NICE. Quality standards are developed independently by NICE, in collaboration with healthcare professionals and public health and social care practitioners, their partners and service users. Information on priority areas, people’s experience of using services, safety issues, equality and cost impact are also considered during the development process.
NICE quality standards enable:
- Health professionals and public health and social care practitioners to make decisions about care based on the latest evidence and best practice.
- People receiving health and social care services, their families and carers and the public to find information about the quality of services and care they should expect from their health and social care provider.
- Service providers to quickly and easily examine the performance of their organisation and assess improvement in standards of care they provide.
- Commissioners to be confident that the services they are purchasing are high quality and cost effective and focussed on driving up quality.
If you have any queries please contact QualityStandards@nice.org.uk.
NICE Quality Standards Team
Quality and Leadership Programme
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We have been informed that there are still two vacancies on the PIC Clinical Reference Group (GRG) for the South Region & M and E units (including retrieval teams).
If you are interested please use the link below:
Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership Perinatal and Infant Mental Health: Intrinsic Links and Integrated Strategies conference on November 15th, at Pen Green Resource Centre, Corby.
The last Prime Minister has announced a £290 million investment in perinatal mental health drugname zolpidem but buy zolpidem online market else http://www.mysuitesandco.com/PHARMAZONE/zolpidem/ is online pharmacies services in the five years to 2020, to give all mothers with serious mental health problems access to specialist support. This might be through perinatal classes, new community perinatal teams and more beds in mother and baby units. Should infant mental health be integrated in the delivery of perinatal mental health strategy? Significant in-roads have been made by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance over the last two years to highlight the gaps in maternal mental health. Estimating the cost burden to society of perinatal mental health issues, a staggering £8.1 billion is spent on each year’s birth cohort of mothers and children with this debilitating mental health condition. However ‘The costs of perinatal mental health problems’ report highlights that 72% of this cost relates to adverse impacts on the child rather than the mother, yet no plans exist to provide these vulnerable families any structured support integrated into the perinatal strategy, or within broader health strategy. So while extended financial plans have been developed, there is still no financial commitment from the NHS Central or Local Government to alleviate these early relationship issues with children that are massively disrupted by the mother’s mental health issues and no robust strategy exists for identifying families failing to bond. Each case has a cost to the public sector, health and the NHS of £51,000 per child. In this conference we will look at:
- Developing a forward six year vision for an integrated infant and perinatal strategy to become a sector blue print.
- Understand the impact of lack of attachment on maternal mental health and the impact of maternal mental health on the infant.
- Develop an understanding of what is working nationally in perinatal and infant mental health strategy.
- Understand how to commission outcomes for perinatal and infant mental health.
- Gain an understanding of successful integrated infant and perinatal mental health programmes.
- Explore the evidence based intrinsic links between mothers and father mental health and the infant’s mental health.
We will be joined by experts including:
- Tim Loughton MP – Chair of PIPUK and the 1001 Critical Days agenda
- Dr Amanda Jones – Professional Lead & Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist of NELFT NHS Foundation Trust’s Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service
- Dr Cheryll Adams – Executive Director and Founder of the Institute of Health Visiting
- Robin Balbernie – Clinical director of PIP UK
- Dr Raja Gangopadhyay – Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Lead Consultant Obstetrician at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Anna Day – Executive Director of Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership
- Dr Joanna Hawthorne – Psychologist and CEO of Brazelton Centre, UK: Past member: Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge
- Dr Deborah James – Associate Professor in Social Work, Education and Communities at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne
- Matthew Jenkins – Clinical Director of NorPIP, and a Consultant Child Psychotherapist
- Mark Williams – Founder of International Fathers Mental Health Day, Fathers Reaching Out and Dads Matter UK and Consultant to help other organisations build better Men’s Mental Health groups
- Dr Andrew Mayers, – Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University, Chair of Trustees at ActsFast child abuse charity, Best Beginnings Maternal Mental Health Advisory Board member, Barnardo’s Bournemouth Children’s Centres Advisory Board member and Patron of Dorset Mind & Bournemouth and District Samaritan.
- Ailsa Lamont – Parent Infant Therapist, NorPIP
- Jinny Sumner – NorPIP
- Helen Adams- Northamptonshire County Council Strategic Commissioner for Perinatal Mental health
For their full biographies, please see the attached full prospectus attached. Early booking highly advised!
For bookings, please either fill in the attached booking form, scanning and sending back or post back, or to save time please book online HERE
All funds raised from the proceeds of the conference will be used to fund therapy services at Pen Green and provide much needed funding to an area in the top 10% most deprived in the country. Please do forward on to any agencies, colleagues or parties interested in this policy area.
Ethical decision making in long term ventilation: developing a framework
Friday 14th October 2016: Royal Overseas League, London, SW1A 1LR
A one day interactive conference which aims to explore ethical dilemmas in long term ventilation decision making and initiate work to develop a consensus framework document for ethical decision making in long term ventilation.
For flyer (pdf format) Ethics Conference 2016
For info and booking click here
We are delighted to announce that the 2016 PICANet Annual Meeting will be held in Birmingham city centre at The Studio on Wednesday 2nd November 2016.
Places at the PICANet annual meetings are free of charge to all delegates, and travel bursaries are open to all data clerks, audit staff and nursing staff grade 6 or below. See the Getting there page on the PICANet website for further details.
The registration includes opportunity to notify PICANet of any special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, vegan etc) or access issues you may want us to accommodate (wheelchair access, large print documents etc).
For those wishing to use the travel bursary provided by PICANet, please get in touch with Sophie on 01133438125 or by email.
RCPCH CPD approval has been applied for, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines. See the CPD Credits tab for full details.
Register for your free place here.
The announcement by NHS England regarding cardiac services in England was discussed at the Annual PIC Directors and Nurse Managers meeting on Monday 11 July 2016.
All present shared the view that the representation of PIC within the latest process was inadequate. PIC should have had separate representation on the review panel given the impact that any changes to cardiac surgical provision will have on PIC services.
There was a unanimous opinion expressed that the release of this statement, without an accompanying plan, makes a proper evaluation and response impossible, and presents a significant destabilising pressure on PIC services, which may be further destabilised through the proposed PIC national review.
PICS would urge NHS England to publish further details of their plans for paediatric cardiac services incorporating the concurrent changes to PIC services at the earliest opportunity.