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South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw’s Children and Young People’s Alliance

The Children and Young People’s Alliance aims to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities for children and young people aged 0-25 years across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB). We will bring together providers from across all sectors (acute, primary care, mental health, community services, housing, police, education, voluntary organisations, faith based groups) to address areas of local and national priority for CYP.


CYP Alliance Programme Team Vision

To work together in collaboration with all our South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw partners, under the umbrella of the Children and Young People’s Alliance, to improve children and young people and their families’ lives.


CYP Alliance Programme Team Aim

To create and embed a vision of the possible.

CYP Alliance Programme Team Objectives
  • To enable connections locally and across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to support change
  • To build sustainable relationships and work together
  • To develop the work of the CYP Alliance as part of the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board agenda and as a Provider Collaborative
  • To raise the profile of children and young people and their need for improved outcomes
  • To understand how children and young people would wish to have their voices heard and ensure they are front and centre of this work
  • To champion a strong focus on early intervention, prevention and equity
  • To be inclusive of mental, physical and spiritual health in all aspects of children and young people’s wellbeing
  • To share widely innovations and outcomes which have made a positive difference
Work Programme Priorities 22/23
  • The main areas of focus for 22/23 are the NHSEI defined ‘must do’ priorities for chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes and epilepsy.
  • Undertake a large mapping exercise with local Places and partners to provide a clear picture of children and young people’s transformation plans across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw with the aim of informing and identifying South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw priorities and to avoid duplication of work
  • Connecting with young people across the region to co-produce an agreed model for inclusion of the children and young people’s voice in this work programme
  • Oversee and support the obesity service deliverables as part of the Complications of Excessive Weight (CEW) pilot; support the healthy weight management programmes in schools
  • Oversee and support the outcomes of the Emergency Department Violence Reduction Navigators Pilot
  • Continue to develop and increase the reach of the Healthier Together website 
  • Deliver the focused priorities identified with the clinical hosted networks; clear shared guidelines and working together to reduce elective surgery waits
Meet the CYP Alliance Programme Team

Nicola Ennis

CYP Alliance Programme Lead

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Nicola initially qualified as a RGN in Scotland and for the past 30 years has worked in both the voluntary sector and NHS, undertaking further training as a public health nurse and obtaining a MA in Sociology.  She completed research on the physical and mental health inequalities of looked after children and following the research publication established a looked after children’s health service in West Dunbartonshire. Nicola went onto project manage the redesign of specialist children service in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and managed Children and Adolescent Mental Health services in Glasgow and then Sheffield. 











Dr. Nicola Jay

Consultant Paediatrician and CYP Clinical Lead

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Nicola is Consultant Paediatric Allergist at Sheffield Childrens Hospital. She has developed research interests in the prevention of food allergy, looking at minority population to improve health, moving allergy services into the community to improve access and de-labelling of antibiotic allergy. Nicola has a number of leadership roles including Clinical lead for the CYP transformation program across SYB ICS, Royal College Paediatrics Child Health Officer for workforce and health services, Associate Medical Director (secondment) NHSE Midlands and previously vice chair of the clinical senate for Yorkshire & Humber which gives impartial advice to clinicians across the region regarding service delivery. She tries to promote equity in all aspects of her work to minimise health inequalities











Sami Barker

Hosted Network Manager

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Sami trained as a Children’s Nurse and worked in a variety of hospitals across the West Midlands and East Anglia, mainly in acute assessment, before coming to South Yorkshire as part of the NHS Graduate Management Scheme. She originally joined the ICS on placement as part of the Maternity Network, before moving to a substantive role as the Hosted Network Manager for the Children and Young People’s Alliance. Aside from the focus on Acute Care, she is particularly interested in Health Inequalities and LGBTQ+ Representation, and is also completing an MSc in Healthcare Leadership through the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme.











Jozia Sadiq

Project Manager

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As Project Manager for the Children & Young People’s Alliance, Jozia currently manages the different project workstreams to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities for children and young people across the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care Systems. A Law graduate, Jozia holds rich and varied experiences in finance and banking, civil litigation, the civil service, human resources, NHS complaints, and project/operational management via the NHS Graduate Management Scheme.






Donna Coleman

Assistant Project Manager

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Donna has over 20 years of experience working in the NHS in a range of admin and clerical roles and more recently was the Admin Manager for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Sheffield.  Having completed several qualifications over the years such as the Prince2, she is now in her final year of studying for a Master’s degree in leadership.  Donna is excited to be supporting projects to improve the health outcomes of children and young people in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw as part of the Children and Young People’s Alliance.