About Us

Meet the team behind KIDS

KIDS

Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services, in partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, have developed this user friendly, innovative digital eHealth tool.

KIDS stands for Kids Independently Developing Skills.  We hope this platform will enable children, young people, parents and professionals to have a single point of immediate access to advice, strategies, and self-help support with information provided by all the different health care disciplines working within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Specialist Children's Services.  This information can be accessed via your  desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

KIDS Project Team

The Project Team consists of Jennie McLaren, Project Lead, Tracy Glen and Kimberley Cunningham, Project Support Officers.

Whilst the team are responsible for the inputting of information and keeping the site up to date, the content of the site has been provided by a wealth of experienced Health Professionals from across Specialist Children's Services.

 

KIDS Partnerships

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity sits firmly at the heart of the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, raising money to ensure that our young patients and their families receive the best possible care and experience.

 

It has been a long held aspiration for Occupational Therapy to lead in this eHealth Project. Working with Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity has brought us much closer to making this service development a reality. The enthusiasm and support we have received from the other paediatric services and eHealth Clinical Leads has been much appreciated and we look forward to continued joint working.
- Gwen Carr, Allied Health Professional eHealth Clinical Lead

Award and Wider Recognition

The KIDS Team attended the Scottish Holyrood's Annual Digital Health and Care Awards 2019, held at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh.  The awards recognise the achievements of individuals and teams working in the health and social care sector.

KIDS was shortlisted for the 'Empowering Children and Young People Award' which recognise individuals and teams who are using digital to engage and support children and young people to improve their health and wellbeing, empowering them by improving access to self-support resources and services to make positive decisions about their health and wellbeing.

 

We have also been invited to showcase posters at the:

  • NHS Scotland Event in May 2019, held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow.
  • The Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) Conference in June 2019, held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham.