Children, young people and maternity programme
A brief introduction to our programme
Services include community-based children’s services such as health visitors, children with speech, language and communication needs and child development centres, the healthy child programme, children with acute and urgent health care needs and throughout pregnancy, birth and the post natal period.
Child and adolescent mental health services are procured together with the West Sussex NHS mental health care team and the local authority.
We have developed a framework describing what outcomes we wish to commission from providers in the next 1-5 years. Initial quality and performance metrics have also been developed.
As part of establishing a Joint Commissioning Unit with West Sussex County Council (WSCC) our Children’s commissioning team will be co-located with WSCC staff based in South Street, Chichester from Friday 1 October.
Their new location is 2nd Floor, 62 South Street, Chichester, PO19 1DS.
Our key projects
Our key projects are outlined below. If you would like to discuss any of the these in more detail, please contact the key leads – contact details on the right-hand side of this page.
Urgent Care Pathway for Children & Young People
Aaron Gain and Matthew White.
Improving urgent and emergency care services is a top priority. We are currently working with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement on the Children's Urgent Care Pathway project, coordinating this programme on behalf of NHS organisations. The aim is to work together to find new and improved ways to increase the quality, experience and safety of children’s urgent care services. The first part of the project has focused on analysis of demand and building an understanding of the existing services and the next step will be to work closely with clinicians and the public to test out potential models of care.
To support this programme the views and experiences of families are being sought - If you want to get involved in the Parents Forum contact Sue Pumphrey - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01903 708045
Children’s & Young People Joint Commissioning
Antonia Hopkins (jointly with West Sussex County Council)
Speech and Language and Communication needs
Healthy Child Programme
Peri-natal Mental Health
Review of services to Children with Complex Health needs
Parents and professionals get a better deal for children with disabilities and complex needs:
A comprehensive service review was launched last year to identify how services for children with complex health needs and disabilities need to change. The review was commissioned by NHS West Sussex and spearheaded by Dame Philippa Russell, chair of the National Children’s Bureau and a well-known figure in respect of services for the disabled.
Department of Health – Personalisation Health Budget Pilot
Implementation of Maternity & Inpatient Paediatric commissioning standards into contracts
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Aiming High for Disabled Children
Engage and Inform Event: 17 May 2010
Building Clinical Engagement
The ‘Engage and Inform’ event held on 17 May 2010 invited health clinicians and children’s professionals to join colleagues who have an interest in maternity, children’s and young people’s services.
The event aimed to inform and engage clinicians and other partners in developing robust commissioning plans to deliver high quality, clinically safe and financially sustainable health services in West Sussex.
The overall objective of the event was focused on how we can engage clinicians more effectively in improvement work and planning services for Children, Young People and Maternity services.