Within Wales we have a number of Paediatric Physiotherapists from all 7 health boards and a representative Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeon and Paediatrician making up the CPIP Wales regional group. We meet twice a year to discuss how we are implementing the CPIP pathway within Wales at a local level, to share updates from the CPIP UK meetings and support any training needs.  Physiotherapists from all 7 Health Boards within Wales have received training.

CPIP assessments are currently being carried out in 6 Health Boards across Wales.  We have now secured funding for the patient management system to bring us into line with large areas of the UK by working jointly with the Cerebral Palsy Register for Wales.  We share common goals to improve care and outcomes for children with Cerebral Palsy in Wales. The use of the CPIP patient management system will be implemented in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and then planned to roll out to Powys and beyond.

The network team we have from across Wales are enthusiastic and dedicated to raising awareness of CPIP within our local areas and multi-disciplinary teams, and sharing the value they have found in working with families on this pathway.  If you are new to Paediatric Physiotherapy and working in Wales, please get in touch and we can support you to contact your nearest team.

CPIP-Wales Physiotherapy Representative:  Philippa Burgess (Betsi Cadwaladr Univeristy Health Board)

Contact: philippa.burgess@wales.nhs.uk