Child Health Promise website

Child Health Promise website


A group of paediatric trainees realised that many quality improvement projects were taking place across the UK that could be duplicated in other settings if only people knew about them. Effort was being put in to develop ideas from scratch when maybe a team in a neighbouring area had already done a lot of the work and would be willing to share ideas and resources.

The idea was born to create a website to be a repository for quality improvement projects in child health across the UK within hospitals, schools and the voluntary sector.

Plan / SMART objectives

Specific: to create a website where professionals can register an account and create pages to showcase their projects and allow collaboration between teams working on similar ideas. A Child Health Festival will be organised as an RSM event with the top projects from the website given the opportunity to present their work at the festival.

Measurable: to have at least four projects registered with the site at the time of launch.

Achievable: the team has a background in medical education, quality improvement and web development. The resources of the Royal Society of Medicine can be drawn upon because Camilla is the RSM Darzi Fellow.

Responsibilities: Camilla and Hermione are the project leads. Camilla will be the point of contact at the RSM and will be looking for funding for hosting the website. Lee will be the web development lead. All team members to promote the idea within their clinical and academic teams and look for opportunities to publicise more widely.

Time bound: to launch the website by September 2017.  Timing for the Child Health Festival still to be decided.


As of 23rd August 2017 the website is in the final testing stages. Ideas for the Child Health Festival are being worked on. The team members are creating the initial projects on the site to demonstrate how it can work.

NeoMate Smartphone App

NeoMate Smartphone App

Key people involved in the project

Organisation: London NTS

Christopher Kelly, Syed Mohinuddin


The idea came about after a difficult neonatal resuscitation situation in my first paediatric ST1 job, where I became somewhat overwhelmed and couldn’t think clearly. I wanted to avoid this happening in the future, both for me and for others, and so NeoMate was born.


Specific: to create a smartphone app to help with common calculations, concise reference information and easy-to-follow checklists for common emergency situations.

Measurable: to create an accurate and safe app, launch it onto the app stores, and for people to enjoy using it.

Attainable: free time was the main constraint on this project!

Relevant: the NeoMate project was very relevant to everything in my paediatric job.

Time bound: I wanted this to be ready as soon as possible, for me to use in my job – i.e. within a few months. 

Progress since introducing the idea

The app is released on iPhone and Android, and has been downloaded over 60,000 times.

What we have learned

I’ve learned that even simple apps take a huge amount of time to create, and to maintain. Apps that involve crucial calculations need to be 100% correct – the amount of effort required to ensure this is much greater than you would ever initially imagine.

Take home message

Despite the hurdles, the project has been a huge amount of fun and very satifying. If nothing else, NeoMate has certainly made me safer at work in a stressful situation.

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