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


Children's services planned and delivered at a UK and Scotland level


Autologous ear reconstruction

Interventional and neonatal cardiology

Bone Marrow Transplantation

Interventional fetal therapy

Cardiac surgery

Molecular Genetics

Cochlear implantation

Musculoskeletal Sarcoma Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate

Newborn blood spot screening

Complex airways management

Obstetric brachial plexus surgery

Extra Corporeal Life Support

Paediatric Intensive Care

ICU Retrieval

Pulmonary hypertension

Inpatient psychiatry (children to age 12)

Renal Transplantation


Alstrom syndrome

Pancreas islet cell transplant

Ataxia telangiectasia

Persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia of infancy

Autoimmune paediatric gut syndrome

Rare neuromuscular disease

Bladder extrophy

Rare mitochondrial disease

Child and adolescent gender identity development


Complex neurofibromatosis Type 1

Reconstructive surgery for congenital malformation of the genital tract

Complex tracheal disease

Secure forensic learning disability and mental health services for children and adolescents

Craniofacial surgery

Severe combined immunodeficiency disorder

Ehlers Danlos

Small bowel transplantation

Epidermolysis bullosa

Specialist liver disease (including transplantation)

Heart, heart/lung transplantation

Stem cell transplantation for juvenile idiopathic arthritis and connective tissue disorders

Lysosomal storage disorders

Vein of Galen 1

Mental health services for deaf children and adolescents

1 Part of the UK service is provided at RHSC Glasgow.

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