About Us

Kids’ Health Matters CIC was founded in 2008 by Katie Barnes along with Diane Scott as a way to bring together the innovative professionals working in new roles and new ways to deliver care for children.  These, of course, were the first Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners or as we like to call them ‘APNPs’.  Over the years we have supported APNPs as they develop their role and their skills within the UK National Health Service.

APNPs still hold a special place in our heart, but the KHM family and mission has certainly grown.  We are now leading the education and training for advanced clinical practice in paediatrics, neonates, and midwifery, collaborating in the development of UK child health policy and contributing to service redesign and improved models of children’s health care across the UK.  Meet our incredible team leading each of these professions development here.

We are proud to be a community interest company (CIC).  A CIC is a special type of non-profit company which exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders.  Every day we strive to better the advanced practice community in order to make the world a healthier place for our children.

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Our Beliefs and Values Underpin Everything We Do


Laugh - A - Lot

it's infectious and also helps soften the bumps and bruises of innovation and challenge

"Get your beliefs right and everything else will follow."
Katie Barnes
KHM Founder

Keep Going

while you may not be there (yet), chances are you are closer than you were yesterday


Everybody Counts

'a person is a person, no matter how small' (Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who)


Be Kind

the smallest act of kindness is more valuable than the grandest of intentions; apply liberally and often


Be Brave

nothing worth having comes easy; outside your comfort zone is where the magic happens