The child health festival: How to advocate for children, influence policy and change practice

Date

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Paediatrics & Child Health Section , Royal College Of Paediatrics And Child Health; British Association for Child and adolescent Public Health (BACAPH)(RCPCH)

Accreditation

6 CPD Points

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about this event

The UK is making progress on a wide range of health services for infants, children and young people but what more can be done? The RSM's first Child Health Festival wants to explore further to help improve child health from everyday practice to influencing the bigger picture.

Organised in association with Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health & British Association for Child and Adolescent Public Health (BACAPH), the festival takes a look the importance of child health, making the case for reimagining child health and looking at its future in the UK.

Through workshops and lectures, a range of topics will be discussed: child public health in the UK today; national improvement programmes for children in the NHS; reducing inequalities in child health – what health professionals can do; and how to influence policy and decisions in Parliament.

Come along and see how can we break down silos between services, get all healthcare professionals from all backgrounds to work together and help improve child healthcare and services going forward.

#ChildHealthFestival 

 

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Neena Modi, Past-President of the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health
  • Dr Jacqueline Cornish, National Clinical Director Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood at NHS England
  • Dr Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer, NHS England
  • Professor Russell Viner, President, Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health

 

Take part in the Child Health Promise initiative

Child Health Promise and the Royal Society of Medicine have developed a platform for healthcare professionals to help reduce workload and share their quality improvement work. Why not set up your own project and share your good ideas.

The best projects will be selected to be presented at the festival, either as a poster or an oral presentation, with the top three awarded £100. Deadline for applications is Thursday 24 May 2018.

 

Choosing your workshop

When you register you’ll be asked to choose which workshops you would like to attend. We will do our best to accommodate your request. You cannot book for the workshops only; please ensure you select and pay for the appropriate delegate rate at the time of booking. The workshops are:

A: Dance workshop - Everyone can groove (ECG)

B: Eye care screening in children and young people

C: Advocacy and how to do it! Practical advice on how to influence decisions in Parliament

D: The sad generation – Involving young people in tackling mental health problems

 

Discounted trainee rates

Limited number of discounted RSM Trainee, AHP/Nurse/Midwife places - The first 10 RSM trainees can register for half price

RSM Trainees: £30.00 (standard rate £60)

AHP/Nurse/Midwife: £35 (standard rate £50)

 

      join in the conversation online using #childhealthfestival 

 

Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here

The programme and speaker line up will be updated regularly.

agenda

Session 1: The importance of child health

8.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

8.30 am

Welcome to the day and introductions

Dr Ingrid Wolfe, Co-Chair, BACAPH; Consultant Children’s Public Health, Evelina London, Clinical Senior Lecturer, King’s College London

8.45 am

Child Public Health in the UK today and the importance of social determinants of health

Professor David Taylor-Robinson, Professor of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool

9.00 am

National improvement programmes for children in the NHS

Dr Jacqueline Cornish, National Clinical Director, Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, Medical Directorate, NHS England

9.20 am

Reducing inequalities in child health - what can health professionals do on the front line?

Professor Neena Modi, Immediate Past President, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health

9.40 am

Policy and population health: How can health professionals have influence?

Francis Listowel, The Earl of Listowel, House of Lords

10.00 am

Making a real difference: Panel discussion chaired by Dr Ingrid Wolfe

10.15 am

Tea and coffee break

Annual General Meeting for Section Members only and Sam Tucker Fellowship awards

Session 2: The case for reimagining child health

10.45 am

Integrating child health - What would it look like and why should we bother?

Dr Ingrid Wolfe, Co-Chair, BACAPH; Consultant Children’s Public Health, Evelina London; Clinical Senior Lecturer, King’s College London

11.05 am

Co-locating welfare rights advice in healthcare settings

Dr Charlotte Woodhead, Research Associate, NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Department of Applied Health Research

11.25 am

Addressing inequality in primary care: The role of social prescribing

Dr Patrick Hutt, GP, Social Prescribing GP Lead, City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group

11.45 am

Tackling childhood obesity – a review of the evidence

Dr Lena Al-Khudairy, Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

12.00 pm

From reimagining to reality: Panel discussion chaired by Dr Jacqueline Cornish

Patrick Hutt, Catherine Woodhead, Ingrid Wolfe

Session 3

12.15 pm

Lunch

Child Health Promise and interactive sessions

1.15 pm

Get moving - Involving children in sport and why we should do it

Dr Sonia Saxena, Professor of Primary Care, Imperial College, Dr Zoe Williams, GP and Gladiator, Rachel Pryke, Chair, GPs Interested in Nutrition Group

1.45 pm

Biting off more than we chew - the burden of dental disease and why we can’t ignore it

Dr Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer

2.00 pm

Supporting adolescents in gangs

Dr Gayle Hann, Paediatric Consultant, Lead for Paediatric Emergency, Named Doctor for Child Protection, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Project Lead for IBSc Paediatrics and Child Health, UCL

2.15 pm

Prevention and practice: Panel discussion chaired by Professor David Taylor - Robinson

Sara Hurley, Sonia Saxena, Zoe Williams, Rachel Pryke

2.30 pm

Tea and coffee break with interactive sessions

Session 4: Participants to choose 2 workshops

First rotation: 3.00 pm - 3.40 pm

Workshop A

Dance workshop - Everyone can groove (ECG) - Can we dance our way to health

Workshop B

Eye care screening in infants and young children

Dr Alison Bruce, Post-doctorate Research Fellow, Head Orthoptist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Mrs Karon McCarthy, King’s College Hospital (South Sites)

Workshop C

Advocacy and how to do it! Practical advice on how to influence decisions in Parliament

Ms Margaret Donnellan, Interim Head of Media and External Affairs, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Workshop D

Failing a generation - fixing the system around children and young people's mental health

Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and RCPCH Health Promotion Officer

Second rotation: 3.40 pm - 4.20 pm

Workshop A

Dance workshop - Everyone can groove (ECG) - Can we dance our way to health

Workshop B

Eye care screening in infants and young children

Dr Alison Bruce, Post-doctorate Research Fellow, Head Orthoptist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Mrs Karon McCarthy, King’s College Hospital (South Sites)

Workshop C

Advocacy and how to do it! Practical advice on how to influence decisions in Parliament

Ms Margaret Donnellan, Interim Head of Media and External Affairs, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Workshop D

Failing a generation - fixing the system around children and young people's mental health

Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and RCPCH Health Promotion Officer

Session 5: The future of child health

4.20 pm

Child health advocacy prize presentation

Presentation of top 3 Child Health Promise projects – 3 minutes each with 2 minutes questions

4.35 pm

Child health advocacy prize presentation

Dr Ranj Singh, London Paediatric Emergency Medicine Grid Trainee and Celebrity Doctor

4.40 pm

Creating a healthy future for our children and young people

Professor Russell Viner, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and & Child Health, Professor in Adolescent Health, UCL Institute of Child Health

5.00 pm

Closing remarks

Lord Alfred Dubs, Member of the House of Lords, Labour Peer

5.15 pm

Drinks reception

All welcome

register for this event

  • Online registration is now closed.
  • Registrations are accepted on the day, however lunch is not guaranteed.
  • RSM member rates £20 - £70
  • Non member rates £30 -£120

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Andrea TorokTel: 02072902986 Email: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk arrow