NHS Long Term Plan

What is the future of the NHS in England? This plan will include ambitions for the next 10 years. It's an opportunity for NHS England to truly place the needs of children and young people at its heart.
We need to improve the quality of paediatric diabetes care and patient self-management through data collection, quality improvement measures, diabetes networks and investment in technology.
We need to ensure all children have a healthy start in life and that their parents are supported to do this - to reduce the number of children who become ill or whose illness progresses due to avoidable factors.
We need to ensure that children and young people with epilepsy receive high quality care and appropriate mental health support, such as bridging the gap between NICE's clinical guideline and current service delivery.
We need a model for how an integrated children's service (ICS) within a primary care network could improve child health outcomes for the acutely unwell child and long term conditions.
Our top priorities include the children's health workforce, early intervention and prevention and services to the mental wellbeing of families in the military.
Promoting children and young people's mental health is a priority area for us. We know that half of all mental health problems have been established by the age of 14 and 75% by age 24 years.

Child health in 2030 in England

Our October 2018 State of Child Health short report uses long-term historical data to project outcomes for children and young people's health in 2030.

Child health in 2030 in England: comparisons with other wealthy countries

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