NHS Atlas of Variation in
Healthcare for Children and Young People
The NHS Atlas of Variation in
Healthcare for Children and Young People identifies unwarranted variation in children’s services, highlighting opportunities for commissioners and clinicians to improve health outcomes and minimise inequalities.
The 25 indicators mapped at primary care trust (PCT) level include:
- perinatal mortality
- early screening such as newborn hearing and retinopathy of prematurity
- emergency admission rates for long term conditions such as epilepsy and asthma.
Overall levels of expenditure on children's community health services are also shown.
Right Care has published the Atlas in collaboration with clinical specialists and ChiMat.
This is the first in a series of themed publications due to be produced during 2012. All are designed to build on The NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare, first published in November 2010 and recently updated.
For more information and access to the full data:
I welcome the publication of the Child Health Atlas, which should inspire local child health commissioners and clinicians to evaluate and improve the quality of their care. Identifying and tackling causes of variation will help us to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.”
Dr Sheila Shribman, National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Maternity Services.
Mapping variation to prioritise areas needing improved outcome, quality and productivity, an article published in May 2012 in the Health Services Journal (HSJ), highlights the atlas as a tool for informing commissioners and empowering parents. (nb to access the full article you need to be a paid subscriber to the HSJ).