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Paediatric Gastroenterology Clinical Network

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Purpose of the Network

Established in May 2013, the purpose of this multidisciplinary national Clinical Network is to provide leadership in supporting clinicians working across all healthcare sectors in delivering high quality, cost effective and integrated gastroenterology services for children, young people and their families/whanau.

This will be achieved through a multi-disciplinary approach with the appointment of a national Clinical Reference Group (CRG). The CRG aims to provide advice on service and treatment issues to key stakeholders including the Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and the Ministry of Health (MoH).

In particular, the Network aspires to foster a culture of a nationally coordinated child and youth appropriate gastroenterology services such as:

The national Clinical Reference Group (CRG) includes the following members: Professor Andrew Day, Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist, Christchurch; David Barker, Paediatrician, Dunedin; Helen Evans, Stephen Mouat, Simon Chin, Jon Bishop and Amin Sheikh, Gastroenterologist/Hepatologists, Starship Child Health; John Atkinson, Paediatric Surgeon, Starship Child Health; Sally Jane Lewington and Stephanie Brown, Children's Outreach Nurses, Canterbury DHB; Karyn Sanson RN MHPrac, Facilitator/Operational Project Manager, NZCYCN with specialist and consumer advisors on workstreams.

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