Excellence in Transition of Care Paediatric Continence Awards launched

August 23, 2019 in Uncategorized by Whitehouse

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You can apply for this award by filling in the application form (which can be found here) and sending it to paediatriccontinenceforum@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk.

The first ever Paediatric Continence Forum Awards have been launched this August to recognise excellence in transition of care from children to adult continence (bladder and bowel care) in the UK.

The Awards, the first of their kind, are a collaborative exercise between the Paediatric Continence Forum (PCF) and the company Essity, and will recognise  healthcare providers at local level who provide high quality transition care for children with continence issues transitioning from child to adult care.

The Forum will be accepting submissions from now until the 22nd November. Winners will be announced in January 2020.

It is well documented that too many young people moving into adult NHS services experience a poor standard of transition, without proper care pathways to ensure that the quality of their care is upheld. These Awards aim to redress this situation through recognising best practice in this area of child health – such as good integrated working across child and adult services and providing appropriate support for the young person in a way that enhances their independence.

Applications are open to those working with children, adults, or from a combination of adult and paediatric services.  Applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellence in the application of the NICE Quality Standards QS 140 “Transition from children from children’s to adults’ services” and NICE guidance NG43 “Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services”. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians with extensive experience in paediatric continence care and transition. The winners will be announced in January 2020 and will be given an award certificate, as well as a digital badge which can be used to promote their win in electronic communications and on social media.

The panel of judges includes:

  1. Susan Affleck, Head of Nursing, Children’s Services, and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Urology, St George’s Hospital
  2. Juliette Rayner, Chief Executive, ERIC, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity
  3. Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse, Bladder & Bowel UK
  4. Nicholas Madden, past President British Association of Paediatric Urologists

You can apply for this award by filling in the application form (which can be found here) and sending it to paediatriccontinenceforum@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk.

Dr Penny Dobson MBE Chair of the Paediatric Continence Forum, said:

“About 900,000 children and young people in the UK experience continence problems. These can be bedwetting, daytime wetting or constipation/soiling, or a combination of all three.They occur at a formative time for children and can affect their health, wellbeing and emotional development. Most are treatable, but community-based NHS treatment services vary hugely across the country. This situation causes a common “disconnect” as young people transition from child to adult NHS services. We are excited to be part of this new award scheme which will encourage and support good practice in this often neglected area of child health.”

You can apply for this award by filling in the application form (which can be found here) and sending it to paediatriccontinenceforum@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk.