The CPSN group is supported by the Lead Surgeon, a Paediatrician and Physiotherapist from each trust within the region and partnership area; the Chair of the group is Mr Ram Vadivelu, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The group held a very successful conference in November which was organised and hosted by Rob Freeman at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry. Over 120 people attended and had a very informative day which evaluated well. This year’s conference will be held at the Saffron Centre in Moseley, Birmingham on 15th November and will be hosted by Dr Manjeet Raina, Consultant Community Paediatrician from University Hospitals Birmingham.

The group continue to work together to ensure:

  • A safe, comprehensive, quality service dedicated to the holistic care of all children & young people with cerebral palsy and / or spasticity, and their families
  • The development of educational packages dedicated to meeting the training an developmental needs of all staff working across the West Midlands region and partnership area
  • Providing advice and guidance for professionals within the region and partnership area
  • Providing advice to, and liaise with, the Clinical Commissioning Groups, Area Teams and other groups, as appropriate
  • Developing shared clinical guidelines for use within all the hospitals and community services involved
  • Informing professional opinion at an intra-regional and National level