Achievements and Feedback
Staff are involved in promoting the quality of the Greenwich Children’s Integrated Therapy Service across a number of arenas over the past year.
MOVE Centre of Excellence
The MOVE Team, Greenwich Children’s Integrated Therapies Service, have been awarded a MOVE Centre of Excellence status. MOVE Centre of Excellence accredited status is awarded to organisation’s who have demonstrated through extensive and robust evidence that they are using the MOVE Programme in the most effective way.
Centres of Excellence are shining examples of best practice and provide continuity for the Programme on a local, regional, and even national level, opening their doors to showcase their achievements and encourage participation.
Only 19 organisations in the UK have achieved Centre of Excellence status and The MOVE Team, Greenwich Children’s Integrated Therapies Service is the first Health Service to achieve this in both UK and Europe.
European Academy for Childhood Disability
Claire Higgins (Principal Physiotherapist) has recently been successful in her application to present her second paper at the European Academy for Childhood Disability on 20th May 2021. Her study has been carried out through her work at Willow Dene School and has investigated the cycling capability of children with Cerebral Palsy (GMFCS 5 population). She has been able to demonstrate that many children are able to actively cycle (using the try-cycle programme) despite their complex physical needs. This provides them with an opportunity to actively participate in aerobic activity that is otherwise absent from their experience.
National MOVE Conference
Claire Higgins presented at this year’s national MOVE conference delivering a session which focused on: A history of the Greenwich MOVE programme.
Delivering Paediatric Care in the Community Conference
Victoria Lambert – presented at ‘Delivering Paediatric Care in the Community’ conference in May 2018.
Improving SEND Provisions
Kath Pigott presented at the following conference on 9th May 2019: Developing Policy and Practice to Best Help Special Needs Children
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Project
Two of our Speech and Language Therapists, Ben Jefferson and Ali Alidina, have been collaborating with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists as supporting authors for an exciting new project. They have helped collect information and review content for a Learning Journey aimed at professionals supporting children and young people who have Speech, Language or Communication Needs (SLCN) as well as Mental Health needs. It has been a privilege to be able to share the expertise within our service and learn from colleagues.
On-Line Inset Webinar
On Monday 18th May Karen Russell (one of our School Years Speech and Language Therapists) hosted an On-Line Inset webinar on Creating Communication Friendly Classrooms. Over to over 550 people tuned into the live webinar! Karen provided strategies to support children with communication needs and advice to school staff preparing for children returning to schools. The video is available via the OLT website, you just need to register for free:
You said, we did
You said… “I would like my child to be able to access using a trike”
We did… We offered a Trike Assessment day within the summer holidays in conjunction with the suppliers to give children the opportunity to access the trikes
You said… “We can’t attend Physio Mainstream Assessment clinics due to the day/time”
We did… We now have clinics running on different days and times throughout the year, Monday-Friday, to make them more accessible for families
You said… “It can be difficult to get to Ferryview to attend the Parent Sensory training”
We did… We now offer a choice of three venues to improve access for families. We also offer specific training for children under the age of five at convenient dates and times
‘Very supportive and understanding’ – Parent/Carer, Occupational Therapy Service
‘Very friendly, kind’ – Child/Young Person, Occupational Therapy Service
‘Friendly staff, very professional, excellent service’ – Parent/Carer, Physiotherapy Service
‘They are nice and given useful advice’ – Parent/Carer, Physiotherapy Service
‘I think it’s easy to communicate with them’ – Child/Young Person, Speech and Language Therapy Service
‘Brilliant care’ – Parent/Carer, Speech and Language Therapy Service
‘Lovely service’ – Parent/Carer, Speech and Language Therapy Service
MOVE Programme Patient Feedback
MOVE Programme Professional Feedback
MOVE Programme School Feedback