North of England
We are currently seeking funding for our next service with the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle to support children and families across the North of England. The Oncology/Psychology team there have shown great understanding of our pilot scheme at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and have a similar need to increase the Clinical Psychology provision within their own rehabilitation programme for children with brain tumours.
There are many additional benefits that we want to bring to the Great North Children’s Hospital and to the children and the families in their care through psychology.
The development of a psychology provision for the North of England matches Toms Trust’s vision to establish a full and sustainable service within a second UK hospital with a view to working with a third and other hospitals with similar needs thereafter.
At the moment Great North Children’s Hospital has just one Lead Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a) in Paediatric Oncology working 4 days a week (0.8FTE). Their limited time means that only specific high-risk children can be supported. Tom’s Trust proposes to fund an extra day per week to increase this postholder’s hours to full time – and to provide an additional full-time Clinical Psychologist (at Band 7) to support them. This will allow at least 100 additional children to be seen each year.
|Clinical Psychologist||Band 7 1WTE||£54,881|
|Clinical Psychologist||Band 8a 0.2WTE||£12,212|