What is PICH?

The Programme for integrated child health was developed in 2014 and is now in it’s 8th year. This is a programme for trainees in Integrated Child Health which gives a strong introduction to new ways of working. Akin to a SPIN module for integrated care it offers participants a chance to explore the principles of integrated care supported by experienced mentors and learn through project work. It is now formally accredited through the LSBU.

It is a one year programme that participants “do” alongside their clinical jobs which consists of working through various themes related to integrated child health. These are:

  • What is integrated child health
  • Using data to drive change
  • Understanding patient experience
  • Working clinically in an integrated way
  • Leading the development of integrated services

Participants are supported by PICH mentors, and monthly meetings paired with CYP seminars – see below. All participants are expected to do several pieces of work allied to these themes which represent quality improvement work.

Who is it aimed at?

It is aimed at ST5 upwards but relevant to all. We are currently exploring the possibility of extending to GP trainees as well.

Where can I find more information?

Please click on the link (www.pich.org.uk) to access the PICH home page which explains more about this programme.  Applications are invited in the summer, through the School newsletter, and the programme begins in September.

Contact: Kate Dharmarajah