Paediatric Surgery and Urology

The Clinical Lead for paediatric surgery was appointed with the endorsement of British Association of Paediatric Surgeons.

You can contact the project manager for this workstream at [email protected]

The GIRFT national report on paediatric surgery and urology has now been published

Click here to download or view the report

Click here to read an overview of the report and its recommendations.

We’ve also produced a short video with a summary of the report, including the key recommendations and opportunities for improvement:

Clinical Lead, Professor Simon Kenny

National Clinical Director for children and young people with NHS England and a consultant paediatric surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital 

Simon is NHS England’s National Clinical Director for children and young people. He has been a consultant paediatric surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool since 2003. His clinical interests include neonatal surgery, laparoscopy, lower GI surgery and paediatric urology while his research interests include long-term outcomes in paediatric surgery and regenerative medicine.

Simon is chair of the Clinical Outcomes Committee of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and has led on introduction of population-based outcome measures through national registries and analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics data. From 2009 to 2016, Simon served as clinical director of the surgery, critical care, anaesthesia and cardiac clinical business unit, playing a significant role in redesigning services and moving in to the new award-winning Alder Hey in the Park in 2015.

He is an honorary senior lecturer in child health at the University of Liverpool, and was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the American Academy of Paediatrics in 2004. Simon graduated with MB ChB(Hons) from University of Birmingham and an MD from the University of Liverpool.