The CPIP-London region covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Middlesex and Oxfordshire.
CPIP-London has a very keen and dynamic regional steering group who are taking the lead in staging training days and 'sharing practice' evenings. The work is being supported by some of the lead orthopaedic surgeons and neuro-disability consultants in the area.
Many centres have implemented regular CPIP assessments and have developed in-house databases.
Many of the children & young people attending appointments in London hospitals are from other regions, (primarily East Anglia) meaning that referral pathways do not fit with the CPIP-UK regional boundaries and this has complicated matters when considering funding for the patient management system for London. Progress however is being made towards this and a scoping project to delineate the region is being carried out, including a survey of therapists to identify which areas and centres should be included, and what the training needs are. Follow the link below (or copy and paste into your web browser) to complete the survey:
Services in Oxford have linked with Southampton to produce a joint funding bid for acquisition of the CPIP Patient Management System (CPIP-PMS).
CPIP-London Physiotherapy Representative: Cristina Rafter (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust).