This year, CYPHP has delivered three evening multi-disciplinary workshops specifically aimed to provide local GPs and practice nurses with practical content and skills to help improve care and support for the children and young people in their practice.
The first workshop held in January proved popular, with 55 GPs and practice nurses attending. Speakers from Evelina London, Variety Children’s Hospital@King’sHospital@King’s, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Stephanie Lamb, CYPHP’s GP lead, covered practical aspects of children’s primary care with specific attention given to asthma, adolescent health, and mental health. Feedback was positive, with over 84% of attendees saying the event met its learning objectives.
CYPHP was keen to maintain momentum and organised a second workshop in May. Over 50 GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists attended, and speakers included consultants and pharmacists from CYPHP, Evelina London, and Variety Children’s Hospital@King’s. The agenda was shaped by January’s workshop attendees who requested practical advice on management of a range of paediatric problems commonly presenting to general practice. These included:
- ear, nose, and throat conditions (ENT);
- urinary tract infections;
- food allergy;
- fit, faints, and funny turns.
Attendees were given hands-on experience, learning what it is like to apply emollients prescribed by them on a daily basis. They were also provided with simple step by step guides to diagnose and manage common childhood and ENT conditions, to maximise self-management, early treatment, and successful referrals.
The final workshop was held in December, at King’s College Hospital. Speakers represented health professionals from across CYPHP’s partnership, including consultants, physicians, and a GP. The agenda included:
- CYPHP Health Checks update and new Body, Mind, and Context work.
- Adolescents health overview, and using the Teen Health Talk Tool to support open and productive conversations.
- Common paediatric conditions, including orthopedic variants, limp, headaches, and fits, faints, and funny turns.
- Mental health case study.
Feedback was very positive, with attendees rating the workshop as either ‘Very good’ or ‘Excellent.’
Here are some examples of feedback from workshop attendees:
- “Very knowledgeable speakers.”
- “Great varied agenda.”
- “Good speakers.”
- “Well pitched for GP needs.”
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