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National i-THRIVE Community of Practice July 2022


National i-THRIVE Community of Practice Event, November 2022
Supporting Shared Decision Making and Personalised Care through
Integrated Front Doors

Due to popular demand, the National i-THRIVE team will be presenting on the hot topic of Integrated Front Doors at the next Community of Practice event.

In the ICS design framework (NHS, 2021), it is stated that Inregrated Front Doors are key to allow partners to reach their shared goals of:
- improving outcomes and tackling inequalities
- enhancing productivity and ensuring best use of resources
- strengthening local communities.
Integrated Front Doors will therefore support collaboration in order to achieve the vision set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

It is hoped that this CoP event will be face-to-face in London in early November, with details to follow soon. Keep a look out for further comms in next month's newsletter!

As we are committed to increasing the diversity of our speakers and events, we are particularly keen to offer presenting opportunities and training to those from minority groups. Please get in touch if you would be interested in presenting on this topic. 

We would especially love to hear from children and young people's services offering co-produced Integrated Front Doors, in line with the principles of the THRIVE Framework. 

Contact the team on

Action Learning Set Facilitator Training Opportunity

This training course will teach the fundamental principles and theoretical underpinnings of Action Learning and includes an experiential element of practice. It aims to equip facilitators with the knowledge and skills to begin to practice as Action Learning Facilitators. Both action and reflection are essential for system learning and growth, particularly during periods of system challenge and change.

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience delivering an Action Learning Set to support service transformation, with appropriate supervision, to support consolidation of Action Learning Set delivery skills and reciprocal learning across transformation sites nationally.

Participants will attend 9x 3 hour sessions on alternate Thursday mornings, from 8th September 2022 – 12th January 2023

The cost of this training will be £1250 for 27 hours of learning and experience of facilitating an Action Learning Set with supervision

For further information, please email:


The London Region Community of Practice (CoP) for Family Hubs
On Wednesday 13th July the National Centre for Family Hubs, the Anna Freud Centre, hosted the first face to face meeting of this CoP. The event was well attended and participants were interested to hear about the i-THRIVE Framework, which all agreed ‘fits’ well with the family hub approach and could be one way of sustaining a systems wide approach to working with families. Other agenda items included feedback on the early years review commissioned by London Councils and undertaken by ISOS, an update from DfE, as well as practice examples including – new digital solutions work in Tower Hamlets, the virtual family hub offer being developed by Barnardo’s, the CONNECT service delivered by For Babys Sake and OUR Time - the charity that helps children and young people  who have a parent with a mental illness, bringing children and parents together in groups.

The next meeting of this group is scheduled for Tuesday 4th October from 09.00 – 12.30, where the focus will be on co-production of the family hub approach.
London Councils I 59½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL

CORC Paediatrics Outcome Monitoring Data

- Two papers recently published with guidance on choosing and using outcome measures in paediatrics settings, enabling awareness of mental and emotional support to be factored in alongside the physical outcomes
- Paper 1: Children and Young People’s Mental Health Outcome Measures in Paediatrics. Discusses how paediatricians can select, administer and interpret outcome measures used in children and young people’s mental health services, for the holistic recovery of the child. Practical guidance is also given for when paediatricians are required to refer to specialist mental health services.  
- Paper 2: Goal-Based Measurement in Paediatric Settings: Implications for Practice. Guide to working with goals with young people with physical illnesses and health conditions. This includes key considerations and suggested phrasing to introduce and work with young people’s goals, with a focus on what recovery means for each young person.

If you have any queries about implementing the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019), please contact the team at We will endeavour to help in any way we can.

With warm wishes,

The National i-THRIVE Programme Team

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