Children’s and Young People’s Outcomes Strategy

The Department of Health (DH) is developing a new Children and Young People’s Outcomes Strategy in order to improve children’s health.

The Children’s and Young People’s Outcomes Strategy will focus the health service on improving health results for children, including those needing primary, hospital and urgent care, and children with long-term conditions.

It will identify health issues that matter most to children and young people, and how the NHS will meet their needs.

To inform the strategy, a group of independent experts from local government, the NHS and charities will hear views from children, parents, carers and wider families as well as health professionals.

The Children’s and Young People’s Outcomes Forum will be jointly chaired by Professor Ian Lewis, Medical Director at the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and Christine Lenehan, Director at the Council for Disabled Children.

The forum is carrying out a three month consultation exercise before submitting its recommendations to government later in the year.

Take part in the consultation

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 Framework and the Public Health Outcomes Framework
  • how the different parts of the health system will contribute and work together in the delivery of these outcomes

The forum will be speaking to people at events, Local Involvement Networks (LINks) and on the DH website.

The forum will be looking at the following themes:

  • Public health/prevention
  • Acutely sick children
  • Mental health
  • Long term conditions and complex disability

If you would like the forum to meet child accident prevention professionals in your area so you can input into the strategy please email: childrensoutcomesforum@dh.gsi.gov.uk

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Updated March 2012