Next meeting - Thursday 13th June

Clinical Learning Building Leazes Wing RVI

5-7 pm

  • Co-production - Northumbria University Nursing project
  • Young Person’s Care Education and Treatment Review (CETR) Planner - Dominique Hill
  • TONSILS Study - Kim Keltie

Last Meeting - Thursday 9th May

Aparito app development

Paediatric Musculoskeletal - online resources review and development

Community Physiotherapy website design & development

March Meeting

Another jam-packed YPAGne meeting this month! Janice McLaughlin and Lydia Wysocki started the session asking for the group's feedback on their ‘My MRI Comic.’ Students valued how much emphasis the comic put on the loud noise the MRI machine created, as this something that could have otherwise been frightening if unexpected. Researchers were concerned that the comic was too simplistic. However, the young people disagreed, stating that they preferred this as getting the answers correct in the quiz would hopefully give patients confidence before the procedure.

Dr Ana Wheelock came to the meeting to discuss her research which involved assessing the value of using feedback data to prioritise QI. When speaking with Ana after the session, she said that she had found the young people’s views very insightful. While she hadn't yet analysed the responses in-depth, she found that students had placed the most importance on getting the views from people who currently feel unable to speak up, which concurred with her literature review.

Dr Rob Forsyth came to discuss his project which looked at pH manipulation in the emergency treatment of continuing seizures. The test would be randomised, with some of the admitted patients been given the traditional oxygen and others carbogen, which is more acidic. However, the emergency nature of these admissions pose significant ethical considerations to this research, as there is no time for standardised consent approaches. Students thought researchers would have to allow enough time to thoroughly talk through the research with patients after receiving their treatment. Although, even if these discussions did take place, since it is a double-blind trial, they wouldn’t be able to answer the most common question patients would ask; Which gas did I receive?

Amy Johnston came to get the group's views on how the trust could reduce idling vehicles and promoting clean air zones on hospital grounds. The students thought of a range of ideas and there was also the innovative suggestion of having an alternative themed Fenwick's window about the harmful effect of carbon emissions on child health. What a great idea; now we just need to get Fenwick's on-board!