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Posted on behalf of the Co-production Collective:

Please see below Microsoft Teams joining details for the second ‘Sharing Ideas Event’ on Wednesday 2nd March at 13:00 – part of the NHS England & NHS Improvement Hearing Checks in residential special schools project.

Please note: as a result of feedback from attendees we have shortened the session to 2 hours and will be focussing on one specific area that we think will be very useful to the project going forwards. We would like to discuss the types of questions we should be asking ourselves and children/young people in advance of them receiving a hearing check. We want to ensure that experience is positive and valuable for the children/young people involved.

Session details

The intention is for the session to be recorded in the main room, not in breakout rooms.

Do I need to do anything in order to attend the session?

If you have any questions or would like assistance in using Microsoft Teams, please feel free to get in touch with Shaun ([email protected]) or Nicc ([email protected]).

If you would like to know more about the Hearing Checks project please:


Hearing Checks in Residential Special Schools and Colleges: Sharing Ideas Events


We are in the early stages of developing a hearing checks service delivery model for children and young people in residential special schools, aimed at meeting the NHS Long-Term Plan commitment.

“…we will work with partners to bring hearing, sight, and dental checks to children and young people with a learning disability, autism, or both in special residential schools.”

As part of our commitment to co-produce this programme, we have partnered with The Co-Production Collective at University College London to run a series of sharing ideas events in each region and try to develop what a good hearing check may look like, with the aim of developing pilot projects with schools to evaluate the approach.

At these events, we hope to bring together a broad range of relevant stakeholders including children and young people with lived experience, parents, school staff, people who work in health, education, and social care. We hope that this process will help foster innovation and develop more accessible and acceptable hearing checks for children and young people in residential special schools, and ensure we develop a model that is sustainable so that no child is left behind.


If you have any further questions about the programme or this scope, please contact Jack Stancel-Lewis: [email protected] 


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