Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum heads speak about their work
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The joint chairs of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum speak about the work of the Forum.
The joint chairs of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum, Professor Ian Lewis, Medical Director at the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and Christine Lenehan, Director at the Council for Disabled Children, speak about the work of the Forum and what they hope its recommendations will achieve.
One of the most important messages we’ve got is that outcomes currently for children and young people in England are poor - Professor Ian Lewis
For children and their families, the system often feels completely fragmented - they have to tell their stories repeatedly and they don’t receive joined up care in the way that they should - Professor Ian Lewis
How do we build a system that meets the needs of children and families rather than them having to fit a system not designed to meet their needs? - Christine Lenehan
We want everyone who has an interest in the health of children…to use the report and use the evidence to make the change we’re looking for - Christine Lenehan
We have taken the views of children, young people and their families and put them at the centre of our recommendations - Professor Ian Lewis
Published: 26 July 2012
From: Department of Health