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Challenging variation in children’s healthcare event 4 May 2016

challenging variation roomChildren’s specialist commissioners, paediatricians, academics, public health leads and others involved in children’s healthcare – nationally and within the Oxford AHSN region – came together at the Clare Foundation, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, on 4 May 2016 to focus on Challenging variation in children’s healthcare.

In his keynote speech Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals, challenged the audience to think radically about the future of children’s healthcare. Dr Holthof is pictured, centre, with Oxford AHSN Children’s Network Clinical Co-director Professor Andrew Pollard, left, and Oxford AHSN Chief Executive Professor Gary Ford.

Pauline MacDonald, Programme Director – Childhood Flu Immunisation Taskforce, spoke about addressing inequalities in children’s flu vaccine uptake. See her presentation here.

Julie displayJulie Wild, Oxford AHSN Children’s Network Nurse, pictured – second right, set up a display showing how the network supported the children’s flu immunisation programme. Find out more here.

Dr Ronny Cheung, contributor to the NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for children and young people, described national work on variation in children’s outcomes. See his presentation here.

Dr Craig McDonald, Clinical Co-director of the Oxford AHSN Children’s Network, introduced the methodology and findings from the 2nd Variation Report in Children’s Healthcare in the Oxford AHSN region. See his presentation here.

Dr Angela Yannoulias, consultant paediatrician at Wexham Park Hospital, described the Children’s Network’s work to harmonise paediatric antibiotic prescribing guidelines. See her report here.

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