BACD calls for the Government to protect children’s therapy services

28 October 2020
Children’s therapists must be protected from redeployment to ensure disabled children and young people have access to the support they need

Abstract Submission to BACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

29 September 2020

BACD is calling for abstracts to its Annual Scientific Meeting. There are two categories to submit to:

Childhood Neurological Conditions Priority Setting Partnership

18 September 2020

The British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) and James Lind Alliance have just launched a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) survey to help define the Top 10 unanswered questions about the treatment of Childhood Neurological Conditions. For more information about the Priority Setting Partnership please visit the BPNA website which sets out the objectives and who is involved in the Steering Group.  

EACD COVID-19 Surveys - initial report

10 September 2020

In order to gain insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with disabilities, their families and service providers/professionals across Europe, the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) performed an online survey among 1663 professionals working in the area of childhood-onset disability, and an online survey among 1790 families with one or more individual(s) with a childhood-onset disability in April–May 2020.

Top 10 priorities for occupational therapy research in the UK

31 July 2020

The top 10 priorities for occupational therapy research in the UK have now been identified:

UK National Paediatric Autism Diagnositc Services Survey 2020

8 July 2020

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University are contacting professionals working in multi-disciplinary autism diagnostic assessment teams in paediatric or CAMHS/CYPS about diagnostic services and local pathways.

Call on Government to put children at the heart of Covid recovery

30 June 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods. They deserve an unprecedented response. 

BACD Castang Foundation Funding Award 2020

24 June 2020

BACD and The Castang Foundation support UK research that includes children with neurodisability and their families, and are working together to invite research applications to improve the evidence around what treatments and interventions are effective, or not effective for children and families.

Strategic Research Group vacancies

24 June 2020

The BACD Strategic Research Group is seeking to recruit to the following vacancies: 

Online neurodisability teaching

18 June 2020

The online neurodisability teaching programme for trainees is now up and running on Wednesdays at 1-2pm.

Trainee and Mentor Achievement Awards

18 June 2020

Do you have a wonderful trainee or mentor? Please share their achievements with us!

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) 2020

1 April 2020

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) has suspended applications for the 2020 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition – there is now no need to complete an application or for employers to sign-off those already submitted. 

BACD NEWS Spring 2020 (open access edition)

25 March 2020

This is the first digital and open access mini-edition of BACD News, which is available to non-members, and features two articles from this childhood hearing impairment special edition.

BACD launches Paediatric Disability Achievement Awards

17 December 2019
Recognising the achievements of professionals working in paediatric disability in the UK, disabled young people and their families.

CoLab Partnership: Managing Complexity in Children's Healthcare - a partnership for change

4 December 2019
A partnership to improve the care of children with medical complexity, and support and train the professionals looking after them

BACD calls on political parties to put #childrenattheheart of the General Election

29 November 2019
BACD is joining over 140 organisations in a call to all political parties to put children and young people at the heart of this General Election.

Botulinum Toxin A Upper Limb Rehabilitation Clinical Guidance

6 November 2019

The UK and Ireland Upper Limb Rehabilitation Network has produced a consensus level guidance document to support the clinical reasoning and processes that accompany the administration of Botulinum Toxin Type A as an adjunct to evidence-based upper limb therapy in children and young people under 19 years of age. 

NIHR-Castang Foundation Advanced Fellowship

8 October 2019

The Castang Foundation is working in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academy to co-fund an NIHR-Castang Advanced Fellowship in 2019, which are designed for researchers at a postdoctoral level who:

RCPCH and Newlife Clinical Research Fellowship Award

11 September 2019

The RCPCH and Newlife, a pioneering charity for children with disabilities, have combined forces to launch a new research fellowship for a post-doctoral researcher. The fellowship award will support the development of a talented individual to strengthen and deliver impactful childhood disability research and develop their own skills, knowledge and career. The award will see an investment of £263,000 to advance paediatric research in childhood disability.

The fellowship is open to any post-doctoral researcher (PhD or equivalent) who is a registered paediatrician to carry out childhood disabilities research in the UK.
Applications for the award are now live and close 09:00, Monday 4 November 2019.
Apply here

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