Joint working between GPs and child health specialists
CYPHP clinics (also called In-reach clinics) are all about delivering comprehensive care to children, quicker and closer to home.
CYPHP clinics happen in Lambeth and Southwark GP surgeries. Hospital child health specialists and GPs (primary care colleagues) work together to look after children's health and wellbeing.
For professionals, it also includes shared education and training sessions to help improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
By building stronger networks and working together more closely, it helps everyone feel more confident and able to reach out to each other for advice and support, in order to provide better care for children and young people.
How will CYPHP clinics help me do my job?
General paediatric consultants from Evelina London Children's Hospital and the Variety Children's Hospital at King's College Hospital come out to GP practices to run joint clinics for children and young people under 16 years of age. Together you can see, or discuss, any case you would like or need advice about.
These clinics will become the most common way of accessing pediatric outpatient consultants in Lambeth and Southwark so that children and young people will only be sent to hospital when they really need to.
Around half of all practices in Lambeth and Southwark are already running these clinics in groups referred to as ‘clusters’.
How will it help me work better and extend my professional networks?
CYPHP clinics is accredited as continuing professional development (CPD) by the Royal College of GPs (0389/2016EA). Case review sessions are offered before the consultations start, and each consultation lasts 20 minutes, leaving ample opportunity for on the job learning and extending your professional networks to include the paediatricians working alongside you.
Did you know children and their families really like CYPHP clinics?
"The doctor spent time listening to me and my child and was helpful and explained things well." Parent, April 2019
"[I liked] The advice and expertise of the doctors and the caring manner of both the [paediatrician] and the GP." Parent, April 2019