RCPCH Annual Meeting: 14th May 2019 14:30 – 17:45

The Paediatric Mental Health Association and the Children’s Ethics & Law Special Interests Group have joined together to host a terrific session, with presentations and posters covering ethical and mental health issues from preterm infants to adolescents, and as an unmissable highlight, a review on the latest on Deprivation of Liberty in Childhood by Mr Robert Wheeler, Director of Clinical Law and Paediatric Surgeon in Southampton. Regardless of your specialty, if you want a challenging, reflective, thought provoking session, this is the one to come to!

Programme

CHAIR:    Dr Sheila Peters, Convenor, Paediatric Mental Health Association

1430-1440    Prevalence and patterns of mental health-related paediatric hospital admissions – Miss Rebecca Bates, G240

1440-1450    Parenting Interventions for Improving and Protecting Infant Mental Health: A Systematic Review, TBC G241

1450-1500    A survey exploring attitudes, skills and willingness of paediatric trainees to manage children and young people with acute mental health presentations in secondary care, Dr Eva Wooding, G242 

1500-1510    Using the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to increase mental health expertise in a GP setting, Dr Talia Banks, G243 

1510-1520    The first year of an integrated Children’s Emergency Psychiatric Service – an impact assessment – Dr David Henderson, G244 

1520-1545    Invited Speaker – Deprivation of liberty in childhood, Mr Robert Wheeler, Director of the Department of Clinical Law and Paediatric Surgeon, University of Southampton

1545-1615     Refreshment break, exhibition and poster viewing

CHAIR:    Dr Joe Brierley

1615-1630     Should we be resuscitating 22 weekers? A Neonatal Network Experience, Dr Shree Rasiah, G245 

1630-1645    Parents’ experience of the decision to withdraw treatment from their critically ill baby, Miss Nicola Smither, G246 

1645-1700    Role of the Deprivation of Liberty process in specialist paediatric neurorehabilitation practice, Dr A Murgan, G247 

1700-1715    The phenomenon of society’s hidden young carers, Miss Naheeda Rahman, G248 

1715-1730    Healthcare crowdfunding in the UK and Australia: benefits and ethical concerns, Dr Sarah Aylett, G249 

1730-1745    Close and future collaboration

Posters

  • Moving On: – From Pond to Sea Provision of transition services for Young People with Neuro-developmental Conditions, Dr Sarubah Patwardhan, G250(P) 
  • Quality Improvement in Training: Establishing a Paediatric-CAMHS Collaborative Learning Programme, Dr Cassie Coleman, G251(P) 
  • Improving our care of paediatric mental health patients”, Dr Ann-Marie Buckley, G252(P) 
  • An Audit of ADHD patients attending a Scottish NHS Community Child Health Clinics, Dr Michael Ogundele, G253(P) 
  • Can eating disorders in children and young people permanently affect growth and pubertal development? Dr Josephine Neale, G254(P) 
  • When can we say enough is enough? Dr D Desai, G255(P) 
  • What are the preferences for receiving additional and carrier status findings in genomics testing amongst families affected by rare conditions? Findings from the rare disease arm of the 100,000 Genomes Project, Ms Maria Kokocinska, G256(P) 
  • The Ethics of Therapy Pets on Paediatric Wards: A Rabbit Case Study, Dr Joseph Machta, G257(P) 
  • Resolution of Family-Physician Disputes In End-of-Life Care Decisions, Miss Stephanie Beresford, G258(P) 

Places available

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/events/paediatric-mental-health-association-childrens-ethics-law-special-interests

Newsletter from the PMHA Convenor

The PMHA Newsletter – March 2019

Dr Sheila Peters, Convenor

Welcome to my first members’ newsletter for the PMHA!

We’re planning for this to become a regular feature, to keep you in touch with what’s happening in the world of paediatric mental health.

We recently had another successful two day winter meeting, at its usual venue of Highgate House in Creaton, near Northampton. Feedback was enthusiastic and the great presentations will be emailed to the attendees. If you weren’t there this year, hopefully you will be in 2020! Keep an eye on the website for dates and details. 

There’s also the PMHA session at the RCPCH Spring meeting in Birmingham. We are on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th May. This year we’re with the Clinical Ethics special interest group. Hope to see you there!

The Mental Health CSAC are working hard on a Mental Health SPIN module, which we are hoping to be ready to launch later in 2019. We’re delighted to report that a Mental Heath Grid trainee has just been appointed, in the East of England Deanery.

The PMHA is involved with the Mental Health in Paediatric Care working group at the RCPCH, with 3 work streams –  research and outcomes, training and standards, and influence and advocacy. We’ll post news of this in future newsletters.

And now…

There is such a lot going on in paediatric mental health at the moment, the executive committee members simply can’t provide all the inputs requested to various national projects. Would ‘you’, as a PMHA member, be interested in getting involved in one of the projects, on behalf of the PMHA?   

Here are the things we need help with at the moment:

  1. MindEd – The MindEd consortium meet a couple of times a year and PMHA input is needed.
  2. SNOMED-CT – A national vocabulary of clinical phrases for use within health and care systems. As an RCPCH specialty group, the PMHA needs to contribute a bank of mental health terms to the project, and we’d love some help to do this. So if the IT side of clinical work floats your boat, please get in touch! 
  3. Consultations on NICE draft quality standard for a service model for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. If you’d like to contribute, we can send you the draft for comment.

If you’re interested, please click here to contact the PMHA.

Researching, practising, and debating mental health care

The Lancet recently published a commentary discussing mental health care. The introduction to the article reads:

“Mental health is a complex issue: one in which we all have a stake. Much has been learned over the past few decades regarding the causes and best treatments in this area, but there is still a great deal more that can and should be done. Research into prevention and management is much needed to develop the evidence base for what works.

The field of mental health has generated contested ideas and beliefs as well as polarisation, bitterness, and intransigence. That is why the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society have come together to affirm a common set of ideals and principles for how we, as professionals, discuss these topics.”

To read the full article, click here.

Another Upcoming Event

Recognising & Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect

Monday 20 May 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on improving the recognition, assessment and response to child abuse and neglect including implementing the NICE Quality Standard Statements on Child Abuse and Neglect, and Working Together to Safeguard Children in practice. The conference will also update delegates on national developments including the new Independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.

For further information and to book your place visit 

Our 20% discount is available by quoting ref:hcuk20pmha when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/child-abuse-and-neglect or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #ChildAbuse2019

Upcoming Event: Child Mental Health PLEAT Day

Kent, Surrey Sussex (KSS) Child Mental Health PLEAT Day

With childhood mental health problems presenting more commonly to paediatric services, this educational day aims to provide a basis of knowledge for the  areas of child mental health encountered in acute/general or community paediatrics. 

Price: FREE
When: 28th February, 9am – 5pm 
Where: Education Centre, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0LZ 

Talks include:

  • Self harm and risk assessment 
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Management of eating disorders in the acute setting 
  • How to manage low mood and anxiety as paediatricians
  • Chronic illness and mental health disorders
  • How to deal with challenging behaviour.
  • Physical and psychological sequalae of childhood maltreatment     

Please sign up via this Eventbrite Link

If you have any questions or would like more information please e-mail Dr. Olatokunbo Sanwo
(Paediatric Registrar Clinical Teaching Fellow East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust) olatokunbo.sanwo@nhs.net 


Upcoming Event:

Conference at RSM (Paediatrics and Child Health Section) 

Mental health / Learning together – lsp study day

16th April 2019, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

This fantastic meeting aimed at students, trainees and consultants will bring together specialists from both paediatrics and child and adolescent mental health services.

Covering a wide range of topics, including practical approaches to mental health crises and self-harm management of eating disorders, medically unexplained symptoms, and somatisation disorders and therapeutic approaches.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to network and learn together across specialties about the current management of mental health conditions in children and young people

This meeting will develop an understanding of the key priorities in child and adolescent mental health, and provide information and practical advice on diagnostic and management issues, and encourage multidisciplinary discussion and learning.

Topics include:

  • Diagnosis and management of common psychiatric disorders, including medically unexplained symptoms and somatoform disorder.
  • The current epidemiology of child and adolescent mental health.
  • The medical management of eating disorders.
  • The role of the paediatrician in an acute mental health crises and emergency department presentations of acute psychiatric illness.
  • The role of the paediatrician following self-harm and explore ways to make it meaningful and helpful for young people.
  • Overlap between mental and physical ill health and what can be done about it.

For more information visit https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/pdm12