2019 06 12 CLAHRC event


There were two important events in June dedicated to showing the impact that rigorous research can have on strengthening children and families’ healthcare. As CYPHP is a clinical-academic partnership, we were keen to share some of our findings and to learn more about what is happening locally.

On June 10th, King’s Health Partners launched its Women and Children’s Health Institute, with an inaugural symposium and celebrations.  The new institute will look to address important healthcare needs for women and children by using research to drive improvements in health outcomes locally, nationally, and globally. It will do this by facilitating closer collaboration between NHS services and King’s College London, targeting issues that affect large populations across their lifespan and by integrating physical and mental healthcare more closely.

There was some interesting talks from:

  • Professor David Edwards (Children’s and Neonatal Medicine) Director of the Institute, about identifying current issues including adopting lifespan approaches to women and children’s research.
  • Professor Karen Edmond, inaugural Professor of Child Health, who spoke about her work in Afghanistan, with UNICEF, and her exciting plans for developing and strengthening children’s population health research in South London to benefit children locally and globally.
  • Professor Chris Whitty, newly appointed Chief Medical Officer for England, spoke about the differences in research approaches between high and low-income countries.


CYPHP contributed to the day by sharing some of our early findings displaying on research posters during the break’s networking and shared learning time. We also spoke to colleagues working locally and nationally about our innovative approach. You can see the posters below (for more information click here).

 HSRUK 2018 JF poster

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Conference poster v.2

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On the 12th June, the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London (National Institute for Health Research) hosted a ‘Tackling South London’s health challenges through research’ event. The evening began with presentations from:

  • Professor Jane Sandall (CBE, King’s College London), Dr Mary Bollard (University Hospital Lewisham), and Siobhan Carty (service user) who spoke about supporting women who are likely to give birth prematurely through continuity of midwife care.
  • Dr Debbie Robson and Professor Ann McNeill (King's College London), and Tracy Davies (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) who spoke about helping people with mental health problems manage their tobacco dependence.


This was followed by a panel discussion which focussed on Health and Care challenges in south London and planning for the future. CLAHRC’s five-year programme is drawing to a close, but has been successful in securing the next five years, as South London’s Applied Research Collaboration, known as the ARC. There will now be a Children and Young People’s theme, led by Ingrid Wolfe. Some of the work began in CYPHP will be developed further through the ARC, with new work to benefit South London’s children and young people, specifically about vulnerable CYP and those with complex health and care needs.

CYPHP shared our early findings at the event, with the poster shown below. 

2019 06 CLAHRC event poster2

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