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In 2019 we responded to NHS England’s consultation on cancer services for children, teenagers and young adults. While we welcomed the direction of travel we identified a number of areas for improvement.
We responded to NHS England in 2018 welcoming a contract that provides a more seamless and holistic framework in which to bring together primary care, hospital and community services and health services being delivered in partnership with local authorities.
We submitted evidence in 2018 to The Lancet outlining the poor health of children in the UK, the impact imposed by inadequate investments in healthcare services and the pressures on the child health workforce.
In May 2019 we responded to the Scottish Government consultation, Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland. RCPCH is generally supportive of the proposal and recommends that application for Disability Assistance should be a straightforward process for parents/carers/paediatricians with rigorous a...
In May 2019 we responded to the NHS Confederation consultation "Defining the Role of Integrated Care Systems in Workforce Development". We welcome the role of Integrated Care Systems but raise concerns on the devolution of workforce planning and the finance-driven approach.
In February 2021 we responded, with the Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, to a consultation from NHS England and Improvement on proposals to replace the 4-hour target for care in emergency departments.
We have submitted evidence to NHS England on the populations of Health & Justice, Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and Armed Forces in the Long Term Plan for the NHS. In developing our response, we have consulted with our Child Protection Standing Committee and the NSPCC.
In January 2020 we responded to NHS England and Improvement’s (NHSE/I) consultation on Primary Care Network (PCN) services. We are concerned that the services will not address the needs of children and young people.