Professor Russell Viner
President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Head of Quality Strategy and Children and Young People Transformation Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Director of Policy and Quality, Institute for Health Visiting
Dr Jasmine Chingono
Academic Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Managing Director, Family Support
Head of Policy and Campaigning, Parent-Infant Foundation
Dr Camilla Rosan
Head of Early Years Programme, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Champion Network Manager, Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Opening plenary: Supporting health from the start of every life
9.30amWelcome and introduction
Jonathon Holmes, Policy Adviser, The King’s Fund
9.35amInnovating for the future of children’s wellbeing in the United Kingdom
Professor Russell Viner, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
9.55amIntegrating services to improve health and wellbeing
Richard Owen, Head of Quality Strategy and Children and Young People Transformation Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement
- Hear about the future of integrating children’s services under the NHS long-term plan priorities.
- Understand how to maximise engagement at every level of service delivery.
10.15amIt takes a country to raise a child: a vision for health visiting within a whole-system approach
Alison Morton, Director of Policy and Quality, Institute for Health Visiting
- Understand why an integrated whole-system approach to prevention and early intervention matters.
- Learn about the evidence around the importance of health visiting in the United Kingdom.
Masterclass A: Understanding brain development and its implications across the lifespan
11.20amWelcome and introduction
Jo Maybin, Policy Fellow, The King’s Fund
11.25amLifelong health depends on more than just our genes: how the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative is raising awareness in Canada and across the world
Dr Nicole Sherren, Scientific Director and Senior Programme Officer, The Palix Foundation
- Learn about the scientific evidence around how early-life experiences have profound, lasting effects on brain architecture and affect an individual’s life trajectory.
- Understand how childhood adversity undermines this process and can lead to poor learning, social and health outcomes.
- Using real-world examples, learn how professionals in Alberta have used this knowledge to change policy and improve service delivery across health and education sector.
The Palix Foundation, through its Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, funds and initiates a variety of activities and programmes to drive evidence-based change across multiple sectors and bridge the gap between what we know from the science of early brain development and what we do in policy and practice.
Masterclass B: Connecting care for children
1.20pmWelcome and introduction
Shilpa Ross, Researcher, The King’s Fund
1.25pmConnecting care for children: lessons from an integrated paediatric care model
- Hear how paediatricians at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are addressing the disproportionately high rates of paediatric A&E attendance in north-west London.
- Understand how to transfer specialist knowledge from the hospital back to the community by introducing practice champions, open access hotlines and other practical ways of making the expertise of paediatricians more widely available.
- Hear detailed learning from a practical integrated care model that brings together local GPs, commissioning leads and social care partners.
Dr Jasmine Chingono, Academic Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Arpana Soni, Paediatric Fellow, Connecting Care for Children
Toby Hyde, Deputy Director of Transformation, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Niam McLaughlin, Millbank Medical Centre, NHS
Masterclass C: Supporting the family unit locally
2.40pmWelcome and introduction
Ben Collins, Policy Projects Director, The King’s Fund
2.45pmFamily Support in Hammersmith and Fulham: integrating brain science into early-years local support
- In this masterclass you will learn about how Family Support, a local authority trading company, delivers early-years support to residents.
- Hear about integrating trauma-informed approaches into service delivery and how to help prevent adverse impact on physical and emotional health in adulthood.
- Learn about methodology and tools to influence GP practices and how to develop a common language around early-years brain science among local stakeholders.
Peter Watt, Managing Director, Family Support
Eleanor Lincoln-Antoniou, Locality Manager and Early Years Lead, Family Support
Dr Jayna Kumpavat, GP
Dr Radegun Norbury, GP
Closing plenary: The evidence for focusing on early years
3.40pmWelcome and introduction
David Buck, Senior Policy Fellow, Health Inequalities, The King’s Fund
3.45pmDon’t forget the mental health of babies: what works to support the parent-child relationship in the early years?
Dr Camilla Rosan, Head of Early Years Programme, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
- Hear the evidence of what interventions work to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children in the early years
- Learn about the Anna Freud Centre early years model of implementing an evidence-based integrated infant mental health pathway for universal to targeted to specialist settings.
4.00pmThe importance of the first 1001 days of life: a unique opportunity for lifelong health from the Parent-Infant Foundation
Sally Hogg, Head of Policy and Campaigning, Parent-Infant Foundation
- Hear why all babies need a stable start in life and how to promote health through a sensitive, nurturing relationship.
- Benefit from the toolkit and practical resources the Foundation has developed by supporting 29 specialised parent-infant relationship teams across the United Kingdom.
4.20pmHow mothers see the world: perinatal mental health
Maria Bavetta, Champion Network Manager, Maternal Mental Health Alliance
- Hear about the importance and use of language during the perinatal period – how to reduce possible guilt and help mothers open up.
- Understand how to equip mothers with the knowledge that their mind can change as well as their body during pregnancy and postnatal.
- Learn about sensitive and sensible framing when discussing ‘how to get it right’ for infants and children without the mother feeling additional parental pressure.