2018 Evaluation Christmas


In 2018, the CYPHP Evaluation team has been busy building and developing the CYPHP clinical-academic partnership. The Evaluation team contributes to the development of services, ensuring that current best-practice evidence is used in the design and delivery of care. The Evaluation team has also started to measure the impact of services, and to report early findings.

To summarise our year, we’ve written a song. To the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”, we bring you, “The 12 Months of CYPHP Evaluation (2018)”.


In the last twelve months of CYPHP, the Evaluation team brought to you…

One - Our 1st study participant, recruited during May!

  • We began recruiting study participants this year, helping us all to learn how better to improve health.

Two protocols completed

  • We completed protocols for the overall evaluation and for the process evaluation, and submitted these for peer review and publication.

Three-part Health Checks

  • The Health Checks integrate three types of assessment: physical health, mental health, and wider social determinants of health. These were developed in partnership with the clinical team. Health Checks are a vital part of our population approach to early intervention, prevention, and care for the whole child.

Four Health Support Packs

  • Health Support Packs for asthma, epilepsy, constipation, and eczema, incorporate health promotion advice and information, and evidence-based behaviour change techniques for supported self-management.

Five Health Check questions about wider determinants of health

  • From these questions, we are learning that many parents have concerns about social factors and their own mental health. These concerns may not have been recognised in a standard clinical appointment, but they are important to consider when providing health services.

Six of 10 Health Checks returned for children and young people with asthma tell us about poorly controlled asthma

  • Our population approach to early intervention is designed to pick up unmet need and improve care for children who need it most.

Seven of 10 Health Checks returned for children and young people with constipation report clinically significant problems

  • Constipation is an example of a common childhood condition that causes a lot of problems and can become overly medicalised. Children with constipation benefit from our holistic approach to care including nutrition, physical activity, and medicine when needed.

Eight of 10 Health Checks returned for children and young people with eczema are about moderate to severe eczema

  • Health Checks are a useful tool to help identify children and young people who may benefit from extra support.

Nine of 10 Health Checks were from the most socially deprived areas. Also, 68% of Health Checks received are from families from ethnic minority backgrounds.

  • We are finding that Health Checks are accessible to families from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, helping us reduce health inequalities.

Ten research presentations

  • We have been sharing CYPHP learning through research presented at a number of conferences, including the Public Health England annual conference, the Health Services Research UK Conference, and the Health Inequalities Research Network conference.

Eleven (and counting!) families interviewed about the CYPHP program

  • Families tell us that CYPHP provides a unique service by treating the family as a whole rather than the child alone, improving child and family confidence in managing their condition out of the hospital environment, and connecting care across multiple sectors (hospital, GP, school etc.).

Twelve months of clinical-academic partnership working and learning, creating an evidence-based and evidence-generating Partnership!



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