PiP’s Response to ‘Shifting the Balance of Power’

PiP submitted a response to the consultation document ‘Shifting the Balance of Power’ (StBoP), which sought to localise authority within the NHS. View written response here

Kennedy: Bristol Inquiry Report

The Kennedy Report on the Bristol Inquiry is an intense and comprehensive analysis. Its recommendations bear revisiting and keeping in focus. Mention of PiP (Part 2, Chapter 29, para 23) comes as a surprise but indicates the focus on the quality of care that comes from a a collective attention…Read More

Shifting the Balance of Care

StBoP introduced the structural change to the NHS that was intended to help modernise the service. Primary Care Groups, which had remained essentially committees of the District Health Authorities, were to become Primary Care trusts (PCTs) replacing the 95 Health Authorities, which were abolished. Executive regional offices of the NHS…Read More

Report of Year 3 of the Partnership

“The Partnership is keen to adopt the principles of Managed Clinical Networks in any developments/changes in service configuration. This Plan is therefore paralleled by work to develop clinical guidelines and integrated care pathways. In progressing this work the Partnership has forged links with the West Mercia Guidelines Group.to develop clinical…Read More

Third Annual Conference

A welter of activity to report gave an indication of the energy PiP had continued to harness. Progress on three projects in particular was reported: 1) The business case for the Paediatric Gastroenterology Managed Clinical Network; 2) Paediatric Service and Workforce planning,; and 3) a discussion paper on Paediatric General…Read More

Who is speaking for children…?

Copy of full paper here.

Membership growth

From its base of 11 members PiP adds two new members in 2000 (‘Oswestry’ and Cheshire Community NHS Trust) and then five new members in 2001 including the three Children’s Hospitals and its first Primary Care Trust.

NHS Plan published

Investment but in return for reform

Report of Year 2 of the Partnership

Medical Workforce Strategy “There is a need to move to a more specialist approach and to try to organise the recruitment of consultant posts … to develop a managed clinical network of appropriate specialty interests…. Partnership members have all agreed to adopt a protocol to share information and accept influence…Read More

Service and Workforce Planning in Children’s Services. Shaping Future Provision.

54 delegates, drawn from across the health service disciplines, took part in a 9-5 workshop which used a ‘gaming’ process to review the pattern of service provision across the Partnership area and to ask how it might be managed against the service priorities identified by the Partnership over a 5…Read More

An Organisation with a Memory – clinical governance

The BMJ’s celebration of the 50th anniversary, two years earlier, had carried an article previewing the ideas that Organisation with a Memory (OwaM) introduced. View here OwaM anticipated Sir Ian Kennedy’s report of the ‘Bristol Inquiry’, introducing ideas and principles around patient safety and clinical governance, an infrastructure and practices…Read More

Business Planning Event

Event to clarify priorities for inclusion in work plan and to secure commitment from members to resource this through subscriptions

Second Annual Conference: Year 2 of the Partnership

The second of the two conferences at which the Partnership reported on its work through 1998-99 and sought a mandate to continue. Trust Chief Executives attended to agree the programme of activity for the following year. At this conference, there were detailed reports of progress made by two project groups…Read More

‘Partners in Paediatrics’ formally constituted

PiP was formally established over a tight series of meetings. On 21st January, an Open Meeting was held from 4pm to 7pm, with supper, at the Post-graduate Medical Centre behind Staffordshire General Hospital. Many of the working meetings had taken place there. Of greatest interest was the response to invitations…Read More

Report of Year 1 of the Partnership

First Annual Report – a Penguin paperback of the work undertaken to make the case for collaboration and a plan for the second year’s activity. Full text of the first Annual Report can be found here:

Annual Conference 1

The first conference of Partners in Paediatrics was held at Keele Hall, Keele University. The purpose was to make and test the case for developing more concretely thinking about collaboration over services, workforce and education among a group of paediatric service providers in the north West Midlands and southern North…Read More

The Name – ‘Partners in Paediatrics’

The name Partners in Paediatrics appears in writing for the first time on a letter, dated 10th March 1998, to members of the Service Mapping Subgroup. Before this date, various combinations of ‘paediatric’, ‘services’, ‘collaboration’, ‘provider’ and ‘consortium’ can be found. Partners in Paediatrics disappears almost straight away, but resurfaces,…Read More