Choosing the right healthcare for your child

Mar 28, 2024 | Events, Members e-Bulletin, Stakeholder eBulletin, Your Health Matters

If your child is unwell, and you don’t know where to ask for help, it can be very stressful. Join leading health professionals from SCAS and University Hospital Southampton, for information and advice.

Helen Ramsay, Lead Governor, and Public Governor, Oxfordshire, SCAS, will chair the talk and question and answer session, to give you an opportunity to ask leading healthcare professionals the questions you need.

David James, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Southampton Children’s Emergency Department, Acute Care Lead, Healthier Together, talks about the resources available on the Healthier Together website. These resources have been developed and are used by both parents and healthcare professionals, in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. There is clear information on common illnesses, including advice on what you look out for and when to seek help.

Joanne McPartlane, RGN, Head of 111 and Integrated Urgent Care, South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), talks about when to call 111, what to expect and how to get the best outcome for your child.

The talk will be held online on 7 May at 7 pm and is open to members of University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) and SCAS and the wider public.

7 pm              Introduction

7:10 pm        David James

7:30 pm        Joanne McPartlane

7:40 pm        Q&A

8 pm              End


David James

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Southampton Children’s Emergency Department since 2017 and the Acute Care Lead for Healthier Together.

These roles bring together both a day-to-day clinical knowledge of the assessment and treatment of acutely unwell and injured children and young people but also how to assess remotely and how to access the best care for children and young people in emergencies or when families are worried”.

Joanne McPartlane, RGN

Head of Integrated Urgent Care and 111, SCAS

Head of 111 & IUC for South Central Ambulance Service, working in the 111 and IUC Service with SCAS for 10 years, a Qualified Nurse for 34 years.  This role leads the service and development of the 111 and Integrated Urgent Care Service, covering Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire.   NHS 111 is here to make it easier and quicker for patients to get the right advice or treatment they need, be that for their physical or mental health.

Please register here if you want to attend the public talk online and if you have any questions you would like to ask.