In June 2022, NHS England invited us to jointly convene a taskforce with them to explore how to raise standards and extend the reach of health play services.

This intensive project, involving more than 60 professionals, reported its main findings to the national conference for health play specialists in June 2023.

The taskforce is made up of an executive group comprising of:

A Common Purpose

Report of the Taskforce on Children's Play in Healthcare

Read our report about the joint taskforce we are leading with NHS England, on how to improve children’s healthcare through play:

RCPCH annual conference

Read our presentation on Improving children’s experience of healthcare through therapeutic play, presented at the RCPCH annual conference, June 2023

Taskforce workstreams:

Reporting to this group are three distinct workstreams, each comprising of 15-20 sector specialists, working on the following themes and outputs: