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NIPE national team hits the road to update health professionals

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The NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme (NIPE) held 5 regional events across the country to update health professionals involved in the the national programme.

The events attracted nearly 200 delegates, including midwives, doctors, failsafe officers, QA teams, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners, commissioners, students and other stakeholders.

The morning session gave delegates an overview of all the NIPE workstreams and was aimed at a wider audience.

National programme manager Jill Walker  concluded her presentation by saying:

We will continue to listen to you, talk to you and put our thinking caps on in order to action and address any issues as  appropriate.

The afternoon session was mainly aimed at users of the NIPE SMART IT system.  There were some lively debates among delegates and the national NIPE team gained much from face to face discussions with attendees.

The main themes of the afternoon session were:

  • raising awareness about the NIPE SMART user guide
  • effective use of the NIPE SMART system – ‘getting smarter with NIPE SMART’ –including failsafe
  • interpreting and utilising the national reports
  • 'Outcomes, outcomes, outcomes!' – recording outcomes for all national NIPE standards and target conditions

The events evaluated very well and there was some very valuable constructive feedback. A total of 82% of delegates rated the event overall as excellent (43%) or very good (39%). A selection of presentations from the events can be viewed below.

Here’s some of what you liked about the events:

The afternoon session was informative. I liked the interaction from all attendees and your staff. You learn from others asking questions.

Generally the updates for the programme were useful to hear. Perspective from the user group for the user was great.

This was useful as a consultant looking at the potential of the NIPE SMART system and how I can look for information.

And here’s some of what you would like to see in future:

Could you hold a session aimed at NICU teams looking at the movements of babies?

Hips advice to be sorted out asap please!

Perhaps a section on most queried problems and their solutions?

We would like to say huge thank you to all the speakers and a very special thanks to the NIPE SMART user group representatives for talking about why they wanted to be part of the group.

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