Farewell from MOCHA

31st January 2019

After over three years of work, the MOCHA project has come to a close. The project results, recommendations, final and interm reports can be found on our Publications pages. As part of our work we have generated a vast amount of research data, which is being held by the MOCHA management team. If you would […]

MOCHA Final conference

5th December 2018

MOCHA held its final conference on 15th and 16th November, in the University of Leiden at The Hague Netherlands. The event was very successful and well attended. The conference was opened by Professor Mariëtte Bussemaker, former Education Minister, Netherlands; who has a background in paediatrics, and drew parallels with the holistic requirements of education and […]

Home Based Records

26th October 2018

Our latest report on the MOCHA website looks at the use of home based records in the 30 countries of the EU and EEA. Find it here After productive discussion with the World Health Organisation Child and Adolescent Health and Development Division, MOCHA has undertaken an in-depth investigation to find out more about the existence and […]

MOCHA in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health

17th October 2018

The MOCHA Work Package 2 team, led by Prof Maria Brenner from Trinity College Dublin, have today published two papers in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health about MOCHA investigation into the interface of primary care with other health services for children with complex care needs. These papers review the current standards of care for children living with […]

MOCHA Final Conference – Booking is OPEN!

19th July 2018

Please join us for the presentation of results at MOCHA’s final conference on the 15th and 16th November 2018, in The Hague, Netherlands. If you are interested in primary care for children from a policy, academic, or practitioner perspective, our final conference may well be of interest for you. We will share our headline results, […]

Join a conversation on Models of Care Delivery for Children with Medical Complexity

25th June 2018

Associate Professor Maria Brenner is contributing to a webinar conversation on June 28th discussing A Conversation on Models of Care Delivery for Children with Medical Complexity in conjunction with the Lucile Packard Foundation in the United States. Improvements in care delivery for children with medical complexity are becoming a major focus of national and local […]

March Newsletter

6th April 2018

We have had an incredibly busy start to 2018; with an excellent working meeting held in Leiden, the Netherlands, and a great deal of discussion of how we continue to analyse MOCHA evidence in the final year of the project. In addition, Associate Professor Maria Brenner from Trinity College Dublin attended the 8th Annual Nursing […]

Visit from Professor Neal Halfon

18th December 2017

One of the MOCHA External Advisory Board members, Professor Neal Halfon from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, recently visited Imperial College London. During this time, he met with some MOCHA project members, including Dr Paul Kocken who is leading the appraisal work package of the project, […]

ISQUa Conference London

6th October 2017

MOCHA was well represented at the recent International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) conference in London, held on the 2nd – 4th October. The theme of this year’s conference was Learning at the System Level to Improve Healthcare Quality and Safety, a focus that is of high relevance to the project. Dr Kinga Zdunek presented her poster […]

Latest conference news

29th June 2017

Members of MOCHA have been extremely active at conferences in the past few weeks. Dr Austin Warters presented work on the policy and organisational challenges in Europe of Integration of health and social care for children with complex health conditions at the International Health Policy Conference held in the London School of Economics & Political […]

MOCHA presentations at MIE Manchester

27th April 2017

MOCHA has recently returned from two very productive days at the Medical Informatics Europe conference in Manchester, UK. Three presentations were given by members of the MOCHA team. Professor Michael Rigby presented two papers on Electronic Records and the differences in how they are used in Europe. Towards Safe and Efficient Child Primary Care – […]

MOCHA at the 5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium

31st March 2017

Professor Mitch Blair has been invited to speak at the 5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium in Montreal Canada on the 25th and 26th May 2017. The theme of the symposium is Children’s vulnerabilities: understanding and addressing health inequalities. Professor Blair will speak alongside Dr Gilles Julien, Professor Gerry McHale and Dr Melanie Berry at the […]

Quality of Childhood series at the European Parliament

29th March 2017

We are delighted that the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) project will be contributing the next event in the Working Group of the Quality of Childhood series in the European Parliament (QoC). The presentation will be given by Professor Michael Rigby and Dr Denise Alexander, the deputy leader, and research coordinator of the MOCHA project. Entitled […]

European Health Management Association annual conference

15th March 2017

MOCHA is delighted to have all three papers we submitted to the European Health Management Annual Conference accepted for presentation. The topics covered will be Child Migrant Health Policy; E-Health Policy for Children; and Measurement of the Strength of Children’s Primary Care. The meeting will be held at Bocconi University, Milan in June 2017

International society for quality and safety in healthcare conference

In October 2017 the prestigious International Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ISQua) global conference will be held in London. Pressure for inclusion in the programme was very strong. In the face of this, our DIPEx collegaues, who have been interviewing children and young people about their experiences of health care as part of […]

Paediatric Nurses Association of Europe

2nd March 2017

Dr. Maria Brenner, leader of WP2 on Complex Care, has been invited by the Paediatric Nurses Association of Europe to speak at their meeting in Naples on April 28th 2017 on MOCHA, and in particular on the work on services to children with complex needs. This is a marvellous opportunity to bring MOCHA to the […]

Welcome to our new researchers

27th February 2017

In March, we will welcome two new researchers to the MOCHA team. Rebecca McHugh will be working with Professor Maria Brenner and Dr Austin Warters on our work into the social care interface with primary care. Keisha Taylor will be working with Dr Stine Lundstroem Kamionka and Professor Maria Brenner on long term mental health […]

International Conference on Integrated Care

21st February 2017

The International Conference on Integrated Care is a significant European and World event. This year it will be held in Dublin on 8-10 May. MOCHA is delighted to report that our Work Package 2 research on Complex Care for Children has a full workshop accepted for the programme.  Led by Dr. Austin Warters, our social […]

Quality of Childhood series at the EU Parliament

20th February 2017

MOCHA will provide a key presentation in the Quality of Childhood series in the European Parliament on Tuesday 11 April, organised by the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group and hosted by Finnish MEP Hannu Takkula. Details to follow.

Medical Informatics Conference – Informatics for Health

16th February 2017

MOCHA will be well represented in presenting research findings at the Medical Informatics Europe / Informatics for Health conference in Manchester in April. Dr Grit Kuehne and Professor Michael Rigby have had two papers accepted: Why are Children’s Interests Invisible in European National E-Health Strategies? reports on country agent replies on this topic. While, Towards […]

Lancet publication: Health policy for migrant children

20th January 2017

Results of a MOCHA survey of all European Union and EEA countries has shown that migrant children’s right to health care is not being met in many cases. Published today in the Lancet, Professor Anders Hjern and team have shown that irregular and destitute EU migrant children are rarely entitled to health care, other than […]

MOCHA workshop in European Primary Care conference

13th January 2017

A MOCHA Workshop has been confirmed at the European Forum for Primary Care conference in Porto in September 2017. Representatives of the MOCHA project will present interim analyses and seek feedback on our work so far. This will be a valuable opportunity for external discussion about the MOCHA project. The conference will take place in […]

December Newsletter out today

21st December 2016

Our December newsletter is out today. You can find it in the Publications section of the website, or sign up to receive a copy in your inbox. MOCHA wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

“Unaccompanied minors in Europe” report presented to European health ministers

13th December 2016

Professor Anders Hjern presented his MOCHA work Unaccompanied minors in Europe: implications for the health, social and education sectors, based on the Work Package 7 MOCHA report to the European Commission, completed in August 2016. Professor Hjern was invited to speak at the high level conference: Working together for better health and well-being:Promoting intersectoral and […]

Breaking news!

24th November 2016

MOCHA will be presenting its work to the Quality of Childhood programme in the European Parliament on Tuesday 11th April.

MOCHA Annual Meeting – Rome 2016

18th November 2016

The second Annual General Meeting of the MOCHA project was successfully hosted by CNR in Rome, on the 20th October 2016. We were welcomed by Professor Riccardo Pozzo from the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at CNR. Professor Mitch Blair, Principal Investigator of the MOCHA project welcomed all the participants to the meeting, and […]

MOCHA and the EACH National Conference Day

18th July 2016

On 23rd September 2016, MOCHA are co-hosting a study day with the European Association of Children in Hospital (EACH) in Zeist, Netherlands. This will precede the EACH biennial European Network Meeting. The day looks at how children’s health is changing, and we will discuss how this affects children, and national health systems. EACH is an […]

Eurochild conference

5th July 2016

Eurochild plays a valued part in the MOCHA external advisory board. This week, Eurochild holds its bi-annual conference under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium in Brussels with 250 people from across Europe, including 60 children and young people on the theme of investing in children. “Children’s Rights Matter: Why Europe needs […]

External Advisory Board mid-year meeting

19th April 2016

MOCHA work package leaders and the External Advisory Board (EAB) held a 2-day meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, on the 12th and 13th April 2016; to discuss progress in the first six months of the scientific work of the project. We were hosted in this beautiful city by one of the MOCHA country agents, Prof Jozef […]

March Newsletter out now

29th March 2016

Our March Newsletter is out now! You can download the newsletter from our Publications page, and sign up for email newsletters as soon as they come out.

“What is a Model?” workshop

5th January 2016

Work Package 1 held an extremely productive workshop in Amsterdam on the 15th December, 2015 to discuss the question “What is a Model?”. A crucial concept in the MOCHA project is to establish the different meanings of a ‘model’ of health care for children and young people. There are a number of interpretations in the […]

MOCHA kick off meeting held in London

8th December 2015

The first MOCHA meeting was successfully held in London on 20th and 21st October, in the St Bride Foundation in the heart of London’s City. The first day saw each Work package group meet to discuss the forthcoming work, and for many researchers to meet each other for the first time. Productive discussions were held […]

National publicity for MOCHA

The MOCHA scientific work has now begun in earnest, and across the European Union our country agents are spreading the word about the importance of children’s health models, and the right of every child to access the best health care, and achieve optimum health. Dr Indre Butienė is the country agent for Lithuania, from the […]

Welcome to new MOCHA researchers

MOCHA has recently welcomed two new research staff Dr Grit Kuhne and Ms Sapfo Lignou, both will be based in London, UK. Dr Grit Kühne will start at Imperial College London, working on the use of Electronic Records to enable safe and efficient models of child health care. Dr Kühne has considerable experience of working […]

MOCHA invited to important European meeting

29th September 2015

On 1st and 2nd October 2015, Dr Maria Brenner will represent MOCHA at the meeting of the coordinating committee of the European Association of Children in Hospital (EACH) in Stockholm, Sweden.

MOCHA first annual meeting

15th September 2015

On the 20th and 21st October, the first meeting of all partners in the MOCHA project will take place in London.