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  • UCLH Play Team finalists at BMJ Awards!  

    Well done to the UCLH play specialists and paediatric team who were finalists in the BMJ Awards last night for their MRI awake list project “It Pays to Play”
    In a room full of medical colleagues it was a great opportunity to profile the role of the Health Play Specialist and spread the word about the many benefits of using play instead of a GA! 👏🏻


  • 2017 Annual Conference Details  

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  • 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.

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  • Save the Dates!  

    NAHPS Spring Study Day – RSCH Edinburgh – 8th April 2017

    NAHPS AGM and Annual Conference – UCLH London -23rd June 2017


  • Message for NAHPS Members…  

    If you do not receive emails from could you please email Angela White at that email address so she can update the members contact list. Also, if in the past you have received emails from NAHPS but no longer do so then please contact us on the admin email address.


  • Annual Scottish Spring Study Day  

    National Association of Health Play Specialists

    The Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh
    Saturday 8th April 2017

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  • 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.

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  • HPSET Online Survey  

    Message from Tina Clegg..

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“The play specialist enables the child to bear, cope and tolerate their time and treatment in hospital”
Health Visitor
“The whole frightening feeling is taken away.”
Children’s Out Patients Co-ordinator
“Has significantly reduced the time taken to treat the children”
Staff Nurse
“Parents often report that “We couldn’t get by without their input.”
Health Visitor
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