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Delivering a Healthy Future: An Action Framework for Children and Young People's Health in Scotland

Published: 21 Feb 2007
Part of:
Health and social care
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Delivering a Healthy Future sets out a structured programme of actions, drawn primarily from existing policy initiatives and commitments, to improve services for children and young people in Scotland.

Delivering a Healthy Future: An Action Framework for Children and Young People's Health in Scotland
Annex 1

Annex 1

Children and Young People's Health Support Group

The Child Health Support Group ( CHSG) was established in 2000 as a Ministerial Advisory Group chaired by Malcolm Wright (Chief Executive, NHS Education for Scotland). Under its auspices a range of work was undertaken to review, progress and make recommendations about health services for children and young people including:

  • CHSG visits to all Scottish Health Boards to review existing service provision
  • Production of a National Template for Child Health Services
  • Review of the provision of Specialist Children's Services
  • Production of Guidance on the Implementation of Health for All Children (Hall 4)
  • Appointment of a National Clinical Lead for Children and Young People's Health
  • Production of advice on Inpatient Working Group - Psychiatric Inpatient Services for Children and Young People in Scotland:?A Way Forward
  • Development of Children and Young People's Mental Health: A Framework for Promotion, Prevention and Care
  • Development of an Emergency Care Framework for Children and Young People in Scotland
  • Specific child health sections in Building a Health Service Fit for the Future and Delivering for Health.

These reports clearly identified unfinished business and in response the Scottish Executive has widened the role and remit of the CHSG by establishing a Children and Young People's Health Support Group , the main focus of which is on delivery with the following key areas of work identified:

  • Engagement with Health Boards, Regional Planning Groups and the Scottish Executive to ensure that NHSScotland adequately reflects the needs of children and young people's health
  • Development of an educational framework in association with NHS Education for Scotland to ensure we have a child health workforce fit for the 21st century
  • Delivery of measurable improvements in the provision of healthcare, health improvement and health outcomes for children and young people
  • Promotion of mechanisms for children, young people and their families and partner agencies to participate in the planning and development of services
  • Development of an Action Framework for Children and Young People's Health.

The Support Group is also the parent body for the National Steering Group for Specialist Children's Services which began its work in May 2006. This Group will take forward, on behalf of the CYPHSG, reviews of:

  • Specific specialist services
  • General surgery for children and young people
  • Age appropriate care
  • High dependency care (in collaboration with National Services Division)

and the subsequent production of a National Delivery Plan for Specialist Children's Services.

Membership of the Children and Young People's Health Support Group

Malcolm Wright, Chair, Chief Executive, NHS Education for Scotland
Safaa Baxter, Association of Directors of Social Work
Jennifer Bennison, Royal College of General Practitioners (until summer 2006)
Mark Bevan, Community Care Providers
Michael Bisset, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
Mary Boyle, NHS Education for Scotland
Graham Bryce, Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Glasgow
Charles Clark, Chair, Child Health Commissioners' Group
Bronwen Cohen, Children in Scotland
Linda de Caestecker, Faculty of Public Health
Zoƫ Dunhill, Patients' Services Director and Community Paediatrician, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
Deirdre Evans, National Services Division
Gavin Fergie, Professional Officer for Scotland, Community Practitioners and Health Visitors' Association
Stewart Forsyth, Vice Chair, Medical Director, NHS Tayside Acute Services Division
Mo Grant, Allied Health Professionals Scotland
Graham Haddock, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill
Wai-Yin Hatton, Chief Executive, NHS Ayrshire (until February 2006)
Hilary Hood, Head of Child Health Allied Health Professional Services, NHS Tayside
Annie Ingram, North of Scotland Planning Group
Marion Marshall, Health Visitor and Staff Side Representative, Primary Care Services, Partnership Forum, Glasgow
Janice MacKenzie, Principal Nurse and Directorate Manager, Women, Children and Associated Services, NHS Lothian
Adrian Margerison, Scottish Officer, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Fiona Mercer, West of Scotland Regional Planning Group
Julie Metcalfe, British Psychological Society
Ray Murphy, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland
Rosie Oliver, Royal College of Nursing (until November 2006)
Shirley Rogers, Scottish Ambulance Service
Caroline Selkirk, Director of Innovation and Change, NHS Tayside
Michael Van Beinum, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Jan Warner, Director, Performance Assessment and Practice Development, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
John Wilson, SEAT Regional Planning Group
Emma Witney, Head of Children and Young People's Health Team, NHS Health Scotland
George Youngson, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, NHS Grampian

Scottish Executive Health Department ( SEHD)

Ian Bashford, Senior Medical Officer, Women and Children's Services
Rosie Ilett, Head, Child and Maternal Health Division
Morgan Jamieson, National Clinical Lead for Children and Young People's Health in Scotland
Don McGillivray, Head of Early Education and Childcare
Margaret McGuire, Nursing Officer, Women and Children's Services
Cathy Magee, National Demonstrations Project Officer, Health Improvement
Mary Sloan, Policy Officer, Child and Maternal Health Division
Robert Stevenson, Head, Children and Young People's Specialist Services Team