Better Health, Better Care: National Delivery Plan for Children and Young People's Specialist Services in Scotland

The National Delivery Plan meets a key milestone in the commitments set out in Better Health, Better Care. It establishes a national infrastructure for the sustainability of specialist children's services in Scotland, not just in the specialist hospitals but also in District General Hospitals and in the community: it identifies work that needs to take place at a national and regional level to sustain and develop services, drawing down the additional £32 million commited over the 3 financial year


National Delivery Plan Implementation Group - Role, Remit and Membership


The Review of Children and Young People's Specialist Services (formerly Paediatric Tertiary Services workstream) was established as part of the Delivering for Health agenda. This has been subsumed into Better Health, Better Care with the Children and Young People's Health Support Group identified as the main advisory group co-ordinating the activity identified in the Best Possible Start section.

The Implementation Group ( IG) has been established as a sub-group of the Children and Young People's Health Support Group. The IG will be expected to provide advice on the implementation of this National Delivery Plan for Children and Young People's Specialist Services in Scotland.

Role and Remit

The IG will be expected to:

  • Oversee the co-ordination of the process and proposals being developed for the implementation of the National Delivery Plan.
  • Develop a prioritisation process for the bids in 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 including the development of an option appraisal framework against which bids are considered.
  • Agree a process to identify and address those specialties not previously covered which require review.
  • Ensure that outstanding work for specialties identified is completed against an agreed timescale.
  • Ensure the outputs from the Directors of Planning review of the national planning arrangements within NHSScotland are taken into account.
  • Develop clear communication links with key stakeholders to ensure ownership and role of IG members.
  • Consider how implementation of the National Delivery Plan should be performance managed and benefits realisation assessed.
  • Provide timely feedback to the CYPHSG on implementation of the National Delivery Plan.

Key Milestones

  • Establishment of Implementation Group.
  • Development of forward work programme.
  • Publication of National Delivery Plan, Winter 2008/2009.
  • Year 2 bids due, 31 December 2008 (for implementation 2009/2010).
  • Year 3 bids due, 30 November 2009 (for implementation 2010/2011).

National Delivery Plan - Implementation Group


Caroline Selkirk (Chair), Director of Change & Innovation, NHS Tayside
Sharon Adamson, Chair, WOS Child Health Regional Planning Group
Jim Beattie, Scottish Officer, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Mary Boyle, Programme Director, NES
Michael Bisset, Clinical Director, Royal Aberdeen Sick Children's Hospital
Helen Byrne, Director of Acute Services Strategy, Implementation & Planning, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Lorraine Currie, Chair, Child Health Commissioners' Group
Fiona Dagge-Bell, Director of Patient Safety and Performance Assessment, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
Eddie Doyle, Clinical Director, NHS Lothian
Myra Duncan, Regional Planning Director, South East and Tayside ( SEAT) Regional Planning Group
Dr Andrew Eccleston, Paediatric Consultant, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Deirdre Evans, Director, National Services Division
Stewart Forsyth, Medical Director, NHS Tayside
Annie Ingram, Director of Regional Planning and Workforce Development, North of Scotland Regional Planning Group
Heather Knox, Director of Regional Planning, West of Scotland
Derek Lindsay, Director of Finance, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Mary Mack, Allied Health Professional - Children's Action Group
Jackie Sansbury, Director of Strategic Planning, NHS Lothian
David Simpson, Chair, Scottish Colleges Committee for Childrens Surgical Services
Iain Wallace, Associate Medical Director, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
John Wilson, Chair, SEAT Children's Regional Planning Group
Other representatives (to be confirmed)
Voluntary Sector
Staff Partnership
Scottish Government Advisors
John Froggatt, Deputy Director of Healthcare Policy and Strategy
Morgan Jamieson, National Clinical Lead for Children and Young People's Health in Scotland
Margaret McGuire, Interim Deputy Chief Nursing Officer
Louise Smith, Senior Medical Officer
Robert Stevenson, Head, Specialist Children's Services Team

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