About Us

Meet the team behind KIDS


Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services, in partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, have developed this user friendly, innovative digital eHealth tool.

KIDS stands for Kids Independently Developing Skills.  We hope this platform will enable children, young people, parents and professionals to have a single point of immediate access to advice, strategies, and self-help support with information provided by all the different health care disciplines working within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Specialist Children's Services.  This information can be accessed via your  desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

KIDS Project Team

The Project Team consists of Jennie McLaren, Project Lead, Tracy Glen and Kimberley Cunningham, Project Support Officers.

Whilst the team are responsible for the inputting of information and keeping the site up to date, the content of the site has been provided by a wealth of experienced Health Professionals from across Specialist Children's Services.


KIDS Partnerships

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity sits firmly at the heart of the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, raising money to ensure that our young patients and their families receive the best possible care and experience.


It has been a long held aspiration for Occupational Therapy to lead in this eHealth Project. Working with Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity has brought us much closer to making this service development a reality. The enthusiasm and support we have received from the other paediatric services and eHealth Clinical Leads has been much appreciated and we look forward to continued joint working.
- Gwen Carr, Allied Health Professional eHealth Clinical Lead

Award and Wider Recognition

Scottish Holyrood's Annual Digital Health and Care Awards 2019

The KIDS Team attended the Scottish Holyrood's Annual Digital Health and Care Awards 2019, held at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh.  The awards recognise the achievements of individuals and teams working in the health and social care sector.

KIDS was one of four finalists for the 'Empowering Children and Young People Award' which recognise individuals and teams who are using digital to engage and support children and young people to improve their health and wellbeing, empowering them by improving access to self-support resources and services to make positive decisions about their health and wellbeing.

NHS Scotland 2019 Event

The NHS Scotland Event 2019 was held in the SEC, Glasgow on the 30th - 31st June 2019.  The event is the leading health event in Scotland. In its 14th year, the Event continues to be the ‘premier meeting place’ for those committed to providing sustainable high quality health and social care services for the people of Scotland.


KIDS emerged as the winning poster for Transformational Change Category.


“This engaging poster demonstrates how a Community Paediatric OT Service embraced technological change to promote self-management and address demand pressures. Children, young people and their families were directly engaged in the design process. The positive the impact in terms of access, satisfaction rates and cost efficiency are clearly evidenced. It is great to see the innovative work described in this poster is paving the way for change across other service areas within Greater Glasgow and Clyde and more widely across Scotland.”
- NHS Scotland Judge

The Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) Conference

The Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) Conference in June 2019, was held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham.  Over 1,000 delegates attended.

KIDS were invited to present a poster.  There were opportunities to discuss our work with other Occupational Therapists from across the UK.