Healthy London Partnership held a free professionals event on 26 April, 2018 at LIFT Islington, with the theme ‘How to transform primary care for children and young people in London’. The event had a practical focus, aiming to support GPs, practice nurses and managers, pharmacists, commissioners and other staff by introducing tools and resources that would aid their work with children and young people, both in GP practices and the community.
The event included presentations and workshops; two workshops were led by clinical staff from the Children & Young People’s Health Partnership (CYPHP). Dr Stephanie Lamb (CYPHP GP Lead and Co-Founder of The Well Centre) held a workshop about ‘Creating a young person friendly environment’ together with the Association for Young People’s Health. Richard Goodwin, CYPHP Pharmacy Lead, led a workshop on ‘Innovative ways of working with your community pharmacist.’ Both workshops were well attended and highly interactive.
CYPHP also hosted a stall in the marketplace, showcasing some of our children and young people focussed services and tools. The recently launched free Health Checks and Health Support Packs for children who have asthma, constipation, eczema, or epilepsy were on display. And our other services and tools including In-reach clinics, our CYPHP nursing team, resilience training in schools, and Teen Health Talk were also shared with professionals.
What did people think about the event
"Great to have an opportunity with the Association of Young People’s Health (AYPH) to highlight the importance of adolescent health; to provide top tips in how to support Primary Care to improve access to and experience of healthcare for young people." Dr. Stephanie Lamb, CYPHP GP Lead and Co-Founder of The Well Centre.
“Listening to Sir Michael Marmot speak with humour, but in all seriousness about health and health inequalities was a highlight, reinforcing why what we are trying to do is so important.” Susan Malkin, CYPHP Transformation Lead.