New standards aim to reduce variations in care and improve the health outcomes and quality of care for infants, children and young people with gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional disorders.
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The RCPCH has partnered with the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) to develop new standards for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The purpose of the quality standards is to reduce variation in care, ensuring equitable services are available for all infants, children and young people and to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for children with gastroenterology, liver or intestinal disorders throughout the UK.
The nine standards have been built around the requirement for the full portfolio of specialist gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition services to be provided within clinical networks.
Future vision for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition
Standards will be formally launched at the RCPCH Annual Conference during the BSPGHAN symposium on Wednesday 24 May 2017, 2pm-5.45pm.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or telephone Melissa Ashe on 0207 092 6166.
Joint BSPGHAN/Core Research Grants 2017.
BSPGHAN and Core have joined forces to co-fund two research grants of up to £35,000. The aim is to support research in any topic within paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition that will provide pilot or proof-of-concept data to support a subsequent application to a research council or other large funder. The deadline for applications is http://corecharity.org.
BSPGHAN Glasgow 25th-27th January 2017
Formal pictures of the BSPGHAN dinner guests at Oran Mor are available to view and download now, at www.flickr.com/photos/bspghan.
Richard Hansen Chair of Local Organisers
Service standards for specialist paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional support
- provide equity and quality of care for ICYP using gastroenterology and hepatology services and their parents and carers
- inform commissioners / service planners and providers in designing and developing services
- be used by inspectorates/regulators in inspecting services (including the Care Quality Commission)
- ensure a smooth transition for children transitioning to adult specialist services
- promote improved understandings of the interface between secondary and tertiary care.
Important information regarding the new RCPCH ePortfolio
Please note, the dates for ePortfolio go live have changed slightly from those previously advertised; we have moved the dates back one day to the Friday to ensure the College is open when this important stage occurs and we can provide support for trainees and supervisors.
Please take note of these changes to dates.
Phase 1 – affecting West Midlands and Scotland users ONLY. This will not affect those in these regions who are not in run through training. Those users will be included in the second phase
13 November - ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
7 December – new RCPCH ePortfolio system will go live
Phase 2 – affecting all other users including those who use ePortfolio as a non-run through trainee.
18 December – ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
20 January – new ePortfolio system will go live
We have updated our website: www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news with this information and with WPBA and ePortfolio forms for trainees to use during the downtime. These are provided as Word files that can be typed into and saved. Trainees should keep a copy and send one to their assessor. When the system goes live the trainees can then ask their assessor to copy and paste the WPBA into the new ePortfolio. Whilst we are putting these provisions in place we strongly recommend that trainees complete as many WPBAs as possible before they lose access to ASSET. Our recommendation is that trainees do 2 WPBA a month so ideally trainees should try and fit these 2 assessments in before the 13th or 18th depending what phase they are in.
As a reminder all ASSET and ePortfolio data for trainees and supervisors/assessors will be transferred to the new system. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to let me know
Pippa AshtonProject Manager - RCPCH ePortfolio integration project
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Keep up to date on the ePortfolio project by visiting www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news.