The Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum
What is the Forum?
The Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum are
leading the development of the Children and Young People's
Health Outcomes Strategy, launched by the Secretary of State
for Health on 26th
January 2012. The forum is co-chaired by CDC Director Christine
The Forum's Report
Forum submitted its final report to the Department of Health on
26th July 2012.
The Forum's report includes several key recommendations
specifically relating to disabled children and young people
- Improving the information that the NHS and schools capture
about disabled children and young people, to support better
identification and better commissioning of services.
- Strengthening the voice of disabled children, young people and
- Ensuring every level of the NHS has clear strategic leadership
for children and young people, to drive service improvement and
integration of services.
further brief analysis of the report, produced by CDC, can be found
at this link.
Read Christine's joint letter with Forum joint chair Professor
Ian Lewis, Medical Director at the Alder Hey Children's NHS
Foundation Trust, to Secretary of State Andrew Lansley to
accompany the report.
You can also listen to Christine
and Ian talking about what they hope the Forum's report will
achieve and how this change can be made a reality.
In addition to its main report, the Forum has also produced
reports on specific themes:
The Forum has also published the first four of a range of
factsheets they are producing to help children, young people and
their families be effectively involved in decisions about their
health care, and help organisations and individuals in different
parts of the system understand whether they are meeting the needs
of children and young people.
Managing My Way
A project and resources designed to help
disabled young people manage their own health conditions.Find out more