CPIP National Network


The CPIP UK & RoI National Network is a collective of healthcare professionals from across the UK and Republic of Ireland comprising physiotherapists, paediatricians and orthopaedic surgeons, all of whom have a specialist interest in the treatment of children and young people with Cerebral Palsy. 


We are a non-fund holding advisory group whose primary role is to effectively champion the use and  support the establishment of the CPIP patient management system in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, following the Scottish (CPIPS) and Swedish (CPUP) model.

The network is supported by members of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP), the British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) and the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS).

Members represent their Region / Profession at CPIP National Network meetings and are involved in promoting the implementation of the CPIP pathway and  patient management system at a Regional / Professional level. They will assist with coordinating/promoting meetings and training events at a Regional / Professional level as well as share and develop CPIP resources, service delivery models, publications, etc. in helping to support roll out of the pathway across the UK.


The CPIP National Network currently meets every 3-4 months.


Please note - CPIP is at various stages of implementation between the 4 UK nations and RoI. There will be variations between areas/regions/countries. Further details regarding activity in your region can be found below.

Below is an interactive map of the UK (not available on mobile site). Hover over an area to find out more about CPIP in that region. Follow this link to go to the CPIP section on the Association for Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) website and click here for more information about CPIP representatives in the different regions along with our 5 year plan.


The Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway Scotland (CPIPS) commenced in 2013 and was the first region in the UK to adopt it. Katie Kinch and Mark Gaston represent Scotland and CPIPS on the national network.

Claire Turner represents the North East of England on the National Network. It is administratively split in to northern and southern areas.

Click here for more information.

Hillary Finlay is the CPIP National Network representative for the North West of England. Click here for more information.

Michelle Baylis and Steve Cooke represent the West Midlands on the national network. CPIP-WM has been in use since 2016.

Philippa Burgess is the CPIP regional representative for Wales. Read more here. Please also have a look at the Cerebral Palsy Register for Wales.

The South West region is represented by Rachel Rapson, Anna Jones and Guy Atherton. 

The South West region is represented by Rachel Rapson, Anna Jones and Guy Atherton. 

Sarah Dewhurst is the chair of the CPIP National Network and represents the Trent region. Read more here.

The South East region of England has been using CPIP since 2018 and is represented by Elaine Hopper. Find out more here.

Jacqui Taylor represents the East Anglia Region. Read more about CPIP in this region here.

London and surrounding areas are represented on the National Network by Cristina Rafter. Read more here.

Tina Weston is the representative for Northern Ireland on the CPIP national network. Read more here.