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Children’s Clinical Network launch


The Clare Foundation, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire HP14 4HU

This event is now fully booked

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network Children’s Clinical Network brings together clinicians, academics and others who work with children to ensure that we have the very best care across our region. The launch offers the opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the Children’s Network and how it can support the delivery of local priorities
  • Get involved in our work to improve healthcare across the Oxford AHSN region through –
    o improving equity in healthcare delivery
    o research facilitation
    o innovation adoption
  • Network with colleagues from across the Oxford AHSN region including consultant paediatricians, Clinical Commissioning Groups and GP Clinical Leads.



  • 13.00   Registration and lunch
  • 13.45   Welcome – Prof Andrew Pollard, Clinical Lead of the Oxford AHSN Children’s Network
  • 13.50   The Oxford Academic Health Science Network and what it can do for me – Prof Gary Ford CBE, Chief Executive, Oxford AHSN
  • 14.00   The future of children’s health – Dr Hilary Cass, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • 14.15   Overview of the Children’s Network

Optimising management for children in our region – Dr Craig McDonald, Oxford AHSN Children’s Network Clinical Co-director

Improving the uptake of flu vaccinations in 2-4 year-olds – Liz Davis and Julie Wild, Children’s Network nurses

  • 14.45   Bringing innovation into children’s health – Nick Goldup, NHS Partnerships Director, Whizz-Kidz
  • 15.00   Tea and networking
  • 15.30   Why should we care about children’s research? – Prof Neena Modi, President, Academic Paediatrics Association
  • 15.45   Research in cystic fibrosis: a parent’s view – Dave Eccleston
  • 15.50   Meningitis research – Linda Glennie, Head of Research and Medical Information, Meningitis Research Foundation

                                  16.05   Jenny Daniels introduces a film about her daughter Charlotte Nott

  • 16.15   Accessing research in children – Prof Andrew Pollard
  • 16.25   Official launch of the Oxford AHSN Children’s Network – Dame Fiona Caldicott, Chairman, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 16.30   Drinks and networking

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