PPP Stage 5

PPP – Stage 5 Implementation and Evaluation

Lessons learned from a study implementing the Paediatric Pain Profile in the community

Investigators:  A. Hunt1, S. H. Robertson1, J. Rycroft-Malone2, K. Seers3. N. Crichton4, A. Thompson5,  A. Newlove6.

1School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston; 2School of Health Care Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor;3RCN Research Institute, School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick; 4Faculty of Health and Social Care, South Bank University, London; 5Children’s Services, Warwickshire PCT;  6Coventy PCT, Coventry. 

The aims of this study were to implement the tool in the community as a parent-held document and evaluate its acceptability and feasibility for parents and professional care providers.

The study was funded by the Health Foundation.

Please see attached pdf for a report of this implementation study.

PDF A Study Implementing The Paediatric Pain Profile


Following this study we wished to see if we could make the PPP a ‘handier’ document.  We produced The PPP as an A5 booklet that we call the ‘Mini PPP’.

Trial of the Mini PPP in the North West.

H Traynor1, M Cunliffe1, A Hunt21Pain Service at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.  2Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston. 

With the help of a grant from the North Lancashire and Cumbria Health Innovation and Education Consortium (HIEC) and working with colleagues in the Pain Team at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool the Mini PPP was trialled with families in the community and at the hospital.  The Mini PPP was well accepted and continues to be used following the trial.  We are looking in to making these copies available more widely, though there will be a charge for these – £5.00 per booklet + postage.

Please see the Order Printed Copies page for further information

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