Young Epilepsy welcomes proposed improvements to healthcare
The Children and Young People’s Health Forum has today published a report recommending improvements to healthcare for young people.
The Forum has acknowledged there are excellent examples of childcare health provision, but has highlighted several areas where improvements could be made.
Young Epilepsy was one of the organisations that participated in the Forum, which was established to identify the health outcomes which matter most to children and young people and review how well these are met by the NHS and Public Health Outcomes Framework.
Commenting on the Report, Young Epilepsy’s Head of Strategy & Policy, Alan Cruickshank said;
This work has been very worthwhile and Young Epilepsy is pleased to have been involved in the process.
We welcome the fact the Forum has recognized that more can and should be done to improve the healthcare of children and young people. This is particularly important with epilepsy which is often misunderstood and can have an enormous impact on the lives of those who have the condition. We therefore strongly support the proposals for additional outcome indicators relating to epilepsy.
We would, however, echo the Forum’s conclusion that the implementation of these recommendations is crucial. Action on these points will go some way towards achieving a consistently high quality of service across the UK, something which children and young people with epilepsy and their families need and deserve.