The relatively small size of paediatric services compared with adult services, and the fact that specialist paediatric services are spread across a wide geographical area, means that clinicians and leaders of paediatric services are often relatively isolated within local systems. The Children’s Hospital Alliance provides a unique opportunity for operational, clinical, managerial and executive colleagues to come together and share expertise on paediatric issues.
The close working across the Trusts has enabled us to deliver:
- A world-first innovation programme rolling out an AI tool to tackle WNB
- Such as those detailed here on our website
- Spread of good practice and shared learning, with demonstrable and practical improvements in delivery of care
- Concentration of expertise in highly specialised areas, available to support external stakeholders as required.