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Report of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum

In December 2011, the Secretary of State asked Professor Ian Lewis, Medical Director at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children to chair an independent forum with the following objectives:

  • identify the health outcomes that matter most for children and young people
  • consider how well these are supported by the NHS and Public Health Outcomes Frameworks, and make recommendations
  • set out the contribution that each part of the new health system needs to make in order that these health outcomes are achieved

The Forum has now reported its findings and recommendations to the Secretary of State in these documents:

  • Report of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum
  • Forum letter to the Secretary of State

Themed reports

  • Report of mental health sub-group
  • Report of public health and prevent sub-group
  • Report of acutely ill children sub-group
  • Report of long-term conditions, disability and palliative care sub-group

Factsheets

  • Making data and information work for children and young people
  • Factsheet for school governors
  • Health and well-being boards and children, young people and families
  • Commissioning in the new NHS for children, young people and their families

For more information and access to the full reports, published 26 July 2012:

The government’s response to the Forum’s report, published 19 February 2013:

More information about the work and progress of the Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum is available on the government website.

It has been a pleasure and privilege to contribute to the work of the Forum. In particular, I welcome the opportunity to emphasise the value of good quality data and information in making decisions which improve standards of care for children, young people and their families. In ChiMat, we look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues across the health and social care sector on this agenda and achieving lasting improvement in the health outcomes of our children and young people.”

Dr Helen Duncan, Programme Director – ChiMat and member of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum


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