The Government has asked the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum to engage and hear views from children, young people, parents and the professionals involved with their care.
The forum is jointly chaired by Chief Executive of the Council for Disabled Children, Christine Lenehan, and Professor Ian Lewis, Medical Director at Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust. It was launched in January 2012 as part of the development of a children and young people’s health outcomes strategy. Members include GPs, paediatricians and the Children’s Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson.
The Forum will report to the Government on:
- the health outcomes that matter most for children and young people
- how well these are supported by the NHS and Public Health Outcomes Frameworks
- how the different parts of the health system will contribute and work together in the delivery of these outcomes.
The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum will be speaking to people at events, visits, Local Involvement Networks (LINks) and on the DH website. It will look at the following themes:
- Public health/prevention
- Acutely sick children
- Mental health
- Long-term conditions and complex disability.
Please join in the conversations and let the team have your views on these issues.
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