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What Good Integrated Care Looks Like in Transition

October 19, 2013

Earlier this year the NNPCF Steering Group were asked by the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum (C&YPHOF) to produce a paper that answered the question:

What good integrated care should look like in transition, and how that can be measured from the perspective of parent carers of disabled children across a broad range of disability / impairment.”

As a consequence the steering group got their heads together and produced this document.   The document was forwarded to C&YPHOF in July and it is now going through their own internal processes of review.  We are hoping the this document will obtain formal endorsement from the C&YPHOF which will therefore carry further weight within the Department of Health. This was an opportunity for NNPCF to demonstrate our capacity for providing balanced views on a difficult subject but also to help provide solutions which should be achievable.  It was also chance to forward our on-going plans in developing better relationships and influence within the Department. We will keep you informed of progress.

The C&YPHOF is  an influential, national group of experts who have been brought together to report to the Government with independent advice that will inform the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Strategy.  More details can be found here. This national influencing is important to help bring the direct parent carer perspective (which NNPCF is uniquely placed to do) and to help all parent carers and families by influencing the development of national indicators and measurement that will be used in all local areas?

In the meantime, if you feel it is of benefit to you in your area, please feel free to use it and circulate it freely.