Christine Lenehan, co-chair of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum, took part in a webchat on what the different organisations in the health and care system should be doing to improve the health of children and young people on Wednesday 23 May.
You can replay the conversation below.
Christine Lenehan, who is Director of the Council for Disabled Children, said:
‘With the immense support of a large array of individuals and organisations who have supported the Forum through their feedback, we are close to finalising a list of health outcomes, which through their achievement would deliver a positive impact in the lives of children and young people.
‘For these outcomes to be implemented effectively, all the key parts of the new system must have structures and priorities that ensure the needs of children and young people are adequately taken account of.
‘To help ensure this happens, we as a Forum plan to clearly set out what the contribution of each part of the system needs to be to improve health outcomes for children. This webchat is part of our listening to the views of as many people as possible on how best the outcomes strategy can do this.’
The Forum has been gathering views on the health outcomes that matter most for children and young people and would also like to hear what you think the bodies in the new health and care system should be doing to achieve these. These bodies include the NHS Commissioning Board, Public Health England, health and wellbeing boards, clinical commissioning groups, local authorities, Healthwatch, regulators such as the Care Quality Commission and Monitor, and NICE.