Join us for this virtual conference on Friday 2 July.


  • Healthcare professionals working children and young people with medical complexity and their families 
  • Researchers
  • Commissioners and professionals working at a strategic level
  • Families of children with medical complexity

Learning objectives:

  • Gain professionals’ perspectives and experiences on strategies to working with families 
  • Gain opportunity to network with professionals and parents/carers caring for this patient population
  • Gain parents’/carers’ perspectives and experiences on caring and advocating for medically complex children and young people
  • Gain insight on how different partners can work together for the benefit of these children and families


09:30-10:15 Introductory session
What is "coproduction"; clarification of terminology (e.g. CMC), how current systems work

10:15-11:20 Coproduction in designing care

  • Identification of populations for commissioning - Gabriella Walker
  • Personal/’micro’ level, including Personal Health Budgets - Mansoor Akhtar 
  • National level - Colin Royle

11:20-11:35 Break

11:35-12:30 International Experience
Prof Eyal Cohen, Professor of Paediatrics and Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, The University of Toronto 

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:00 Panel discussion 
Topic: Challenges and barriers in co-production

14:00-14:25 Research

  • PPI work/coproduction – Dr Jo Taylor, Lecturer in Applied Health Research, Public Involvement Lead for the Martin House Research Centre

14:25-14:40 Break

14:40-15:50 Educating Professionals 

  • Experts by experience educating professionals/parents 
  • Parent and team perspective – Tara Kerr-Elliott, WellChild Nurse Specialist / Practice Educator Louis Dundas Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Perinatal/neonatal perspective and provision of virtual training – Alex Mancini, Pan London Lead Nurse for Neonatal Palliative Care

15:50-16:00 Closing remarks

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
Medical Practitioners £25.00
Non-medical practitioners £15.00
Parent Carers Free
Supported by the Children's Hospitals Alliance
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