Can you make a Child Health Promise?

  • We are all doing great quality improvement work but a lot of it is repeated and not shared.
  • The idea of this website is to share quality improvement projects.
  • This website enables you to create your own project page without the hassle of having to set up your own website. You can upload photos and resources whilst browsing other great projects in the field of child health.
  • The added bonus is that if you have a project on the site you can submit it for presentation at the Royal Society of Medicine Child Health Festival Conference on the 12th June 2018! This is a great opportunity! View the draft festival programme here.
  • Projects must be on the website by 14th May for consideration for the Child Health Festival.

You have a great idea to improve child health

Register your idea on our website and create your project page

Explore other projects, get inspired, join and contribute

Submit your work to the RSM Child Health Festival Conference in 2018

We are all short of time, but by working together we can create inventive solutions to difficult problems and inspire both healthcare professionals and children along the way.  As far as possible consider involving children and young people in your projects.

Let’s stop repeating good work and work together!

Your project must be registered on the website to submit it to the conference.

What’s in it for me?

Professionals

  • share and promote your work via the CHP website and RSM Child Health Festival in 2018.
  • create innovative solutions by working with other health professionals and young people.
  • inspire and support young people

Young people get to:

  • be involved in decisions that affect your life
  • have fun
  • develop new skills

Any young people, medical or allied health professionals can take part. To register your project you will an nhs.net account so projects will be led, in general, by a health care professional.

Professionals who work with children

There are several ways to get involved. You can make your promise with a team, as an individual, or adopt one of the existing projects if it’s something you can make happen in your area.

Can you engage young people with your project?

It’s often easier to work with others so consider whom you can ask to support you with your promise e.g. work colleagues, friends you have trained with, health care managers or IT.

Consider if you could engage young people with your project

Think how you may engage with young people.  You could approach a school, 6th form college, youth group or young people in your place of work.

Key Information

Safeguarding Children

How do you make sure young people are safe when involved with Child Health Promise?

  • make sure that you follow your organisations child protection guidelines and the leader of your promise team has been DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) checked
  • any contact you have with children or young people should focus on the promise and remain professional at all times
  • information from children should usually be anonymised, e.g. the results of a questionnaire
  • specific information, responses/quotes or photos from a child should be relevant to the project, and only be included with the child’s consent and parents or carers consent; full names and contact details should never be published
  • if you see anything on Child Health Promise that you think is inappropriate, please contact the Child Health Promise team and follow your organisation’s safeguarding guidelines
How to register

To register with Child Health Promise you will need an nhs.net email address, e.g. yourname@nhs.net.  NHS Trust email addresses, e.g. yourname@mytrust.nhs.uk and private email addresses are not accepted at the moment.

Ideally nominate a project lead who will be the main point of contact and keep your project up to date. Go to the registration page, follow the instruction to create your account, then look for the confirmation email in your inbox.

Developing your ideas

The aim of Child Health Promise is to improve an aspect of child health.  This could be through audit, changing working systems, setting up a youth club… let others know about both the positives and the pitfalls so we do not repeat mistakes and can all learn!

Try to make your promise SMART.  That means:

S – Specific: Make sure you decide exactly what you want to achieve and can explain it in a sentence

M – Measurable: Create an aim you can measure so that you know you can make a difference

A – Achievable: With the resources you have and members in your team can you achieve the aim within the set time?

R – Relevant/Responsible person: Discuss with all the people in your team. Allocate responsibilities to each team member

T – Time bound: Make a timeline for your promise to keep everything on track

It’s a good idea to try to achieve your aim by 1st April 2018 so you can submit it to the RSM conference for poster or oral presentation.  There are prizes for the most outstanding promises.

Creating your project page

Your project page allows you to showcase your work and if you want, others to email you and join your project. This could be to involve other centers to make your project multi-centered, other health care professionals, engage a wider audience or just share your work. It’s a ready made project website for your portfolio and for promoting your work.

To create your first project:

  1. go to your Projects Dashboard using the My Projects menu at the top of the screen. Click the Create New Project link.
  2. Choose a title for your project and select the category as “draft/disabled” whilst you’re editing.
  3. Type a description of your project, including your SMART objectives. Make it fun and interesting! Add any photos or web links that are relevant, but please only upload photos that you have permission to use (both from the subjects in the photo and the photographer or copyright holder).
  4. Type any tags into the tags box. These are words that describe your project and make it easier to find, e.g. leaflet,diabetes,teenagers.
  5. Type an excerpt, this is a bit like a short abstract for a paper. Ideally it should be no more than a single paragraph. It will appear in some search results to help people find projects.
  6. Click the “create post” button. You can now view your project on your own dashboard, and continue editing it, but others will not be able to see it.
  7. When you are ready to publish, pick a category for the project and save it again.