Committee vacancies will be advertised annually and so any members wishing to get more actively involved should look out for details of these or contact the committee to register their interest.
CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
PPIPS Committee Representative & Chair
Wiz moved into paediatrics soon after qualifying from the Middlesex Hospital. Having worked in the NHS prior to starting her family, she has worked in the private sector for many years including The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, multi disciplinary clinics, schools and children's homes. She worked for a number of years for Scope in the assessment service and has done a fair amount of medico-legal work. Wiz currently works in London in a multi-disciplinary clinic.
Her main reasons for joining the APCP PPIPS Committee is to support physiotherapists navigating the private sector, developing links between all areas delivering physiotherapy to children and particularly the NHS, as well as enabling independent practitioners access to essential training.
Wiz represents sole traders on the committee.
PPIPS Committee Secretary
Heather has worked exclusively in paediatrics since 1977. She left the NHS two years ago and now combines private work at home with overseas trips to less developed countries where she trains other.
She has previously held posts on both the APCP National Committee and the North East Regional Committee.
Heather represents the overseas sector on the PIPPS committee
PPIPS Committee Treasurer
James graduated from Cardiff University in 2011 and currently works as physiotherapist for an independent special school in Marylebone, London where he works as part of a small multi-disciplinary team providing in-school therapy and advice. He has an interest in workin with the autistic and dyspraxic populations, and has a postgraduate certificate in Sensory Integration. He is passionate about improving the support and guidance for physiotherapists directly employed by independent schools.
James represents Education on the PPIPS Committee.
Emma studied physiotherapy at Cardiff University and after graduating she went on to complete a rotational post at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. She now specialises in paediatrics and currently works for the Charity 'Scope' at Ingfield Manor School, a specialist Conductive Education setting in West Sussex, where she works with children with a range of neuro-motor impairments and complex needs. Her role involves meeting the children's therapy needs within the school setting and encouraging the integration of physiotherapy into the daily routine and learning environment. She has a particular interest in neuro-orthopaedic surgery and pain monitoring for children with complex needs.
Emma represents the charity sector on the PPIPS Committee.
Jo has worked in the field paediatrics for over 25 year working in the NHS in a CDC unit, in the community and in schools/colleges. Alongside this she worked as a case manager, a network therapist for the charity Whizz-Kidz and was part of the the pilot study for the Team Around the Child project with York University.
She left the NHS in 2010 to focus on her independent therapy business . Within her case management role she has gained experience of the litigation process supporting clients and therapists pre and post settlement and has become an advanced member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)
Jo represents therapists working in litigation on the PPIPS Committee.
Noell has been a practising physiotherapist since 2009 after graduating from the University of Brighton. She completed all her junior rotations in the NHS and then developed her skills and continued her professional development and career in Singapore.
She later returned to the UK, working in the NHS and then within education and healthcare before seeking a different role within education and healthcare. Striving for a role where I can continue to cultivate my therapy skills whilst also being at the forefront of technology and research.
For the last year and half Noelle has worked as a territory manager for the Tech range for Leckey, now known as the sister company, Vida. Her role includes assessing, training and supporting therapists and carers to feel empowered and safe in the use of specific therapeutic equipment all around the UK and ROI.
Noell represents Northern Ireland on the PPIPS Committee.
Debbie graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 1997 and has worked for over 15 years in paediatrics. She has worked in both acute NHS & community settings in North East London.
She now runs the Herts & Essex Therapy Clinic providing rehabilitation for children in Hertfordshire, North East London & West Essex. Her special interests are children with neurological problems, movement disorders and complex needs. She also works as a consultant to Andiamo, an orthotic company at the forefront of 3D scanning who aim to improve orthotics provision for children throughout the UK and worldwide.
Debbie represents industry on the PPIPS committee.