Inaugural Network Huddle: Population health data and healthy child development – what can we learn? 6 June 2019
In our Inaugural Network Huddle, we had an opportunity to learn from international examples; Pippa Rowcliffe, Deputy Director from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia explored her journey within the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP).
This was an excellent opportunity to explore the importance of effective data collection; ensuring it is meaningful to end users, and highlighted the need that those involved to understand what the data means and how they can use it to make changes.
Building trust and relationships can be built around the collection and use of data, can make it more meaningful and more likely to change behaviours and produce innovation and change if end users feel that it is owned by them and that the data is not being collected simply to name and shame.
Asthma Huddle – 24 March 2020
Colleagues from across the ICS joined us on our first online Huddle, which focused on Asthma. We welcomed Paul Collingwood from NEQOS outlining the Network-commissioned report examining asthma related patient flows within the ICS; Queen’s Nurse Heather Henry shared the innovative work of BreathChamps; and one of our very own Core Leaders, Professor Chris Drinkwater, stood in for Dr Jen Townshend, presenting her work with Beat Asthma.
Covid- Your Experiences, Our Priorities and a way forward together – 26 June 2020
With 92 attendees, we had a wealth of experience and many different organisations represented including: health settings, schools, charities, local authorities, universities, social enterprises, therapeutic services, public health and nurseries. Coverage was from Alnwick to Darlington and Tyneside through to Cumbria as well as guests from London and NHS England.
We had amazingly informative and passionate speakers engagingly breaking down the research and starting conversations about and on how Covid impacts our Children and Young People.
The results of our survey in which over 400 people shared their views on the direction of the network were also showcased, broken up into sectors across the system and shared by representatives from each.
With amazing feedback such as “Most powerful and informative forum been on since pandemic! Well done to all the speakers and organisers. Keep going you make a difference!”, the Huddle also gave a platform for a rich and informative chat between attendees and speakers- a great wealth of information was shared – we have created a resource from this to share across the CHWN.