CDH UK has again attended the annual British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Congress, but both as an exhibitor and speaker this year. The event was a huge success and CDH UK made a great impact following two insightful presentations at the education day at the start of Congress and at the Scientific meeting at the end of congress. Beverley our Chair and Research & Development Officer spoke to predominantly trainees at the education day about CDH UK and it’s work and how Healthcare professionals can engage with our work both now and in the future and how we can engage with them in different ways to help improve care and outcomes for patients.
Beverley and Rachel (patient and Committee member) spoke passionately at the Transition of Care section of the Scientific meeting and also sat on the panel alongside Adult Services medical professionals to answer questions from the audience. This is the first time that a charity supporting CDH has spoken at this important event and the experience has been an extremely positive one in terms of highlighting the issues that patients and families experience both in Paediatric and adult services settings and the lack of structured transition of care not just in the UK but worldwide.
It was also an opportunity to introduce our new project focusing on this issue; The CDH UK PASSPORT Project (Paediatric to Adult Services SupPORT project), designed to help patients to prepare for transition and how to deal with any issues and to support them along the way and also to introduce our mobile app project. You can find more information about this project over the coming weeks and months. If you are a Clinician or Allied Healthcare worker interested in engaging with either of our projects please contact email@example.com for further details or register your interest by clicking on the link https://cdhuk.org.uk/passport-project/
Thank you to current BAPS President Richard Stewart, admin team and members for welcoming us to the 2019 Congress and for making charities an important and integral contribution to the event.