Attention to all young people aged 11-25 and health professionals

Fantastic opportunities for young people, families and health professionals to work together around CYP Transition in the West Midlands.

WMSCN

The West Midlands Strategic Clinical Networks have some extremely exciting work happening to improve the transition from children’s to adult services in the West Midlands. There is a series of events happening that are open to both professionals working with young people aged 11-25 and any young person aged 11-25 who is/has been transitioning from children’s to adult services.

Even if you cannot attend our free events (detailed below), we would value your contribution and any help you can offer in circulating this to any other colleagues or young people who may be interested.

We are just finalising our report of the work happening around the West Midlands in terms of transition. If you work with young people who are making the transition to adult services and have not contributed so far, either by speaking with Elizabeth or Kate, and/or completing our survey, please click here to complete the survey or contact us to discuss. We have responses from most trusts and CCGs, however, we are looking for individual responses, also, wherever possible.

Thank you so much for your assistance.

 

1a

We are looking for children and young people aged 11-25 to co-design guidance and tools around transition and the effective involvement of children and young people in the design and development of services. There are three separate events taking place around the region on 14th, 15th and 17th March. You are free to attend whichever one is the most convenient for you, but places are limited and registration is essential. We still have some places available for both young people and health professionals and we would be delighted if you could attend and/or you could offer some of the young people you work with the opportunity to join us. There is more information and links to the registration page on the following fliers:

Flier for health professionals
Flier for young people and families

We are happy to liaise with schools, colleges and Head Teachers, wherever necessary, in order to enable as many young people as possible to attend. These will be exciting and productive days and we look forward to welcoming you.

2a

We have a fantastic shared learning event happening at the West Midlands Safari Park on 23rd March. Places for health professionals are almost full. However, we would welcome more young people aged 11-25 and their families. Please click: http://www.wmscnsenate.nhs.uk/strategic-clinical-networks/our-network/maternity-and-children/current-projects/children/transition/transition-preparing-adulthood/?eID=110 to register. Please pass this opportunity to any young people and their families who you think may be interested.

3a

As an extension of this work, we are hoping to share examples of best practice from around the region, both around transition to adult services and also the effective involvement of children and young people in service design and development and we already have some great work to be showcased. However, we would like to include as many examples as possible from different organisations. We can produce posters for you, if you can send us the content as a Powerpoint slide. We are hoping to use these posters at our focus groups also, so we would appreciate submissions as soon as possible, so that they can be produced. Please email: elizabeth.choney@nhs.net for more details.

4a

Please feel free to tweet these opportunities using the following text: Great opportunity for #cyp in the #WMids aged 11-25 to improve transition from child to adult health services http://bit.ly/1TaCH3W @WMSCN

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