About this event

  • Date and time Wed 5 May 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This interactive webinar aims to provide trainees with an understanding of the key principals of providing great care to young people. The focus will be on the problems most likely to present to general paediatric settings, and on approaches that can be used to support young people in a busy ward or clinic.

With a range of engaging speakers, this will be a stimulating day that will equip learners with practical tips and tricks that can be easily applied to their practice, and improve care for the young people they see.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • To understand the relevance of the HEADSSS psychosocial assessment for young people presenting to paediatric services and how to use this in practice
  • To understand the legal frameworks relevant to adolescents
  • To understand how to approach common conditions in adolescents, and where to go to find out more
  • To know the principals of developmentally appropriate healthcare and its relevance to transition
  • To feel enthused about improving healthcare for adolescents
  • To know how to access further learning opportunities

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Emma Sunderland, ST7 Paediatrics and Dr Najette Ayadi O’Donnell, ST8 Paediatrics

Communicating with young people

Dr Najette Ayadi O’Donnell, ST8 Paediatrics, University College London Hospital

Challenges around young people and the law

Dr Alice Monfrinoli, Consultant Paediatrician, The Havens, Kings College Hospital London and Siân Ruddick, Senior Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA), The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Comfort break
Common conditions in adolescence

In this session attendees will be presented with clinical cases based on common presentations to clinic and asked how they might approach managing them. We will then share pre-recorded videos from Consultants with specific expertise in the condition, highlighting key practice points and where to find out more.

With thanks to:

Dr Emma Parish, Consultant Paediatrician, Evelina Children’s Hospital

Dr Simon Chapman, Consultant Paediatrician, Kings College Hospital

Dr Prab Prabhakar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Damian Wood, Consultant Paediatrian, University Hospitals Nottingham NHS Trust

(Additional contributor to be confirmed)

Endocrine conditions in adolescents

Dr Sasha Howard, CCT in Paediatric Endocrinology, Barts’ Health NHS Trust

"Against the odds: when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!”- Putting contextual safeguarding into context

Please note that this session will not be recorded

Orchid Ferguson, Children's Safeguarding, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Kings College Hospital London

Improving care for young people

This session will feature brief presentations from 3 different centres who have each taken a different approach to improving care for young people. They will share their top tips for improvement and answer questions from the audience which we hope will inspire them to make changes in their own organisations.

Featured centres:

London North West University Healthcare Trust, led by Dr Lauren Fraser, Emergency Medicine Consultant

The Well Centre, led by Dr Stephanie Lamb, GP and Founder. The Well Centre is a youth health centre for young people aged 13 to 20 based in South London

Kings Adolescent Outreach Service (KAOS), led by Dr Simon Chapman, Consultant Paediatrician

Comfort break
Delivering developmentally appropriate healthcare for young people with complex needs

Dr Gill Turner, Consultant Paediatrician, West Northumberland

Post viral fatigue in young people

Dr Terry Segal, Consultant in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, YPHSIG Convenor

Opportunities in Young people’s health (including SPIN)

Dr Emma Sunderland, ST7 Paediatrics and Dr Najette Ayadi O’Donnell, ST8 Paediatrics

Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

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