This event pulls together expertise and insight to strengthen the care of children and young people in general practice.
GP practices are starting to work together at scale across London. Improving the care of children and young people is a priority and we are delighted to support several London GP organisations to develop new models that can be rolled out across a wider population area. We will develop a toolkit on the basis of the pilots for use by others working to improve care for chilren and young people at scale in primary care. The event aims to highlight why children and young people's care needs to be different and we will hear from the primary care pilots about what they are doing in their area. Subject areas vary from the establishment of integrated care networks for children, to a project to improve asthma management and care.
The agenda for the day is being finalised. Themes will include:
- What kind of health economy do you want to leave our children with? The role of primary care in making it happen – Professor Albert G Mulley, Dartmouth Institute
- Making primary care work for young people - Emma Rigby, Association of Young People's Health
- Connecting Care for Children (CC4C) – Dr Mando Watson, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- How can primary care support mental health of CYP – Alex Goforth, London & South East Children & Young People’s IAPT Collaborative
- How data can support change – Dr Dagmar Zeuner, Director of Public Health, Merton
- The Well Centre and the Teen Health Check: an integrated approach to Adolescent Health – Dr Stephanie Lamb, The Well Centre, Lambeth
Representatives of all London clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are warmly invited, and we welcome GPs, nurses, commissioners of services for children and young people, pharmacists and the wider primary healthcare team. Please cascade out to your community teams who may be interested in this event.