The Children and Young People Services Team at NHS Dorset are working to make sure that our children and young people, aged 0-25 years of age, across Dorset enjoy the best health possible and that they receive good quality services.
We work alongside local authorities and health providers, as well as other stakeholders including parent/carer groups, children and young people and their families and schools etc., to make sure that health services for children and young people in hospitals, GP surgeries and the community are delivered in care pathways that don’t just focus on physical health but consider the needs of the whole person.
A care pathway helps to reduce the differences in the quality of health services received by children and young people and improves outcomes for all. It tells children and young people using services, and their parents and carers, what they should expect from providers at any point in their journey of care.
We want to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people across Dorset from 0-25 years of age and to reduce any inequalities in health by:
The Children and Young People’s Transformation Programme was set up to make sure that commitments relating to children and young people in the NHS Long Term Plan are carried out.
To make sure that these commitments are carried out providers across health, care and education will have to work together. The programme will make improvements in health and care services for children and young people by:
Children and young people will have more say over what support and services are offered in their local area, and more help will be available for young people as they prepare for adulthood.