HPS in the News!!
Julia Whitaker (Registration Co-ordinator at HPSET) is involved with Upstart Scotland – a campaign to introduce a play-based kindergarten stage for 3-7 year olds into all schools in Scotland.
She has also participated in a video from the ‘Play for Health’ angle – please see the links below for all the information and the video!
Save the Dates!
NAHPS Spring Study Day – RSCH Edinburgh – 8th April 2017
NAHPS AGM and Annual Conference – UCLH London -23rd June 2017
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Annual Scottish Spring Study Day
National Association of Health Play Specialists
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh
Saturday 8th April 2017
£45 NAHPS Members £50 Non Members
Refreshments and lunch provided
Payment is required at the time of booking please either by the delegate or by your trust.
Registration, Networking and Housekeeping
Tina Clegg, Chair of HPSET
Norma Jun Tai, Representing NAHPS
Ishbel Proctor HPS. Play Service Coordinator RHSC
‘Developmental play in the Critical Care Unit’
Margaret McEwan HPS Neurosciences Dept. RHSC
‘Working with children who have life changing illnesses’
Daniel Rutherford. Adolescent Work Stream Coordinator. RHSC
‘A brief look at young people’s rights in relation to sex and the law’
Lunch and Networking
Barbara Stewart. Consultant Paediatrician NHS Lothian with a special interest in child protection.
Janette Turnbull HPS. RHSC
‘The evolving role of the HPS within the child protection team’
Questions and Close
You and your trust can pay via BACS. Details supplied on request by firstname.lastname@example.org
Return cheques to: NAHPS. 13 Colville Rd, Cambridge. CB1 9EJ. By the 1st April 2017
Any questions? Please email Angela White on: email@example.com
Call for Abstracts
The National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS) is pleased to announce their 42th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting.
PLAY- At the heart of quality patient experience.
This will be held at UCLH in London on Friday 23rd June 2017.
We welcome abstract submissions from Health Play Specialists working within children and young people’s health.
We also welcome abstract submissions from other individuals or groups of professionals working alongside Health Play Specialists within the multidisciplinary team.
The closing date for submission of abstracts is
Friday 10th March 2017
Presenters are limited to a maximum of two abstract submissions
Abstracts will be selected through a review process by the NAHPS Executive Committee
If your abstract submission does not follow the submission guidelines, your submission may be eliminated from the selection process
Abstract review process
All abstracts will be considered by evaluating the following:
The quality of their expected content (i.e. the submission clearly outlined background/literature review, purpose, outcomes; relevance to conference themes, evidence of efficacy in the workplace, a contribution to the multidisciplinary team and good reflective practice)
The quality of the abstract organisation, as it is received by NAHPS (i.e. the submission complies with content and presentation guidelines)
The quality of writing that is demonstrated.
Topic: Abstract topics should reflect the overall conference theme – a celebration of the work of Health Play Specialists over the past 40 years and pushing the boundaries for a greater presence of play for children and young people in hospitals and healthcare settings. Abstract submissions should focus one or more of the following sub-themes:
Involving children/young people in their health care
Improving Patient experience
Innovation in the workplace/New projects
Service development and leadership
Resilience and coping
Supporting children/young people’s mental health
Supporting children/young people with additional needs
Please present to us
A title: This should reflect the topic you are discussing.
An outline of your presentation: An abstract (maximum 600 words), including each of the following sub-sections:
Introduction including background/literature review
Purpose of presentation clearly explaining the purpose for the presentation – why it is important/relevant to practice
Significance to sub-themes: specify the sub-theme(s) to which the abstract relate to
Research/evidence-based submissions including research methodology and results
Non-research submissions: Explain the outcomes or impact of your idea/programme/topic
The type of presentation: (Specify either: Oral presentation – 25 minutes plus 5 minutes questions; Interactive workshop – suggested time approximately 45 minutes; or poster presentation)
Any equipment required: Please specify anything required in addition to PowerPoint facilities (e.g. DVD, flip chart)
Details of references: All abstracts should include at least 2 references to support your submission. (Please use the Harvard format for references.)
Contact details: All correspondence will be by email. Where there is more than one author, one person should be designated as the primary contact.
Peg Belson Lecture
Peg Belson MBE and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health made a significant contribution to NAHPS through her relentless work in enabling others to recognize that play services for sick children is a fundamental part of health care provision. Peg was instrumental in the early development of the hospital play specialist field in the United Kingdom, and facilitated the introduction of similar programs for family involvement and play to other countries. NAHPS is proud to host this lecture in memory of such an inspirational patron.
This lecture will be the key note lecture of the conference and chosen from the abstract submissions (anonymized for this purpose) by an impartial and independent Health Play Specialist colleague.
There is an expectation that the lecture chosen to receive the Peg Belson Memorial prize will be written up for the winter edition of the NAHPS Journal.
Confirmation of Submission:
The primary contact author will receive email confirmation of receipt of the abstract. (If you do not receive this within one week of submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
You will be notified via email of acceptance or decline of each abstract submission by 3rd April 2017.