Therapy services for children and young people aged 0-25

Closed 12 Dec 2019

Opened 12 Dec 2019

Feedback Updated 17 Jul 2020

We Asked

To agree and develop a joint approach to commissioning of therapy services for children and young people aged 0 ­ 25 and to develop a joint commissioning plan to improve access to therapy services, address the deficits in children's therapy services and improve post 16 pathways.

You Said

  • Improve access to children’s therapy services – achievement of NHS 18 week referral to treatment standard
  • Improve access to therapy services for young people post 16
  • Improved information for families whilst their children are waiting for assessment and treatment

We Did

  • The CCG has approved a short term commissioning plan for improving access and waiting times for Speech and Language Therapy. The likely start date is March or April 2020.
  • The CCG has now approved a short term plan to recruit 3 SALT therapists for a 6 month period to meet the needs of those on the waiting list and establish a sustainable position
  • The CCG has progressed a rapid review of the OT service and made recommendations which have been shared with the senior leadership team in the FTs children's service.
  • The CCG has employed a consultant to support work on children's commissioning. They have done a rapid review of the service and have made recommendations.

Overview

To agree and develop a joint approach to commissioning of therapy services for children and young people aged 0 ­ 25 and to develop a joint commissioning plan to improve access to therapy services, address the deficits in children's therapy services and improve post 16 pathways.

Why We Are Consulting

  • Improve access to children’s therapy services – achievement of NHS 18 week referral to treatment standard
  • Improve access to therapy services for young people post 16
  • Improve information for families whilst their children are waiting for assessment and treatment

What Happens Next

  • Recruited a temporary consultant Paediatrician to provide short term support (6 month post) who will provide extra ADHD clinics.
  • Stockport FT has been providing some additional clinics and waiting times have improved.
  • A new ADHD patient information leaflet has been drafted. This has been shared with parents groups who have commented on it. We aim to finalise the leaflet in January 2020.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Younger people

Interests

  • Children and Young People's Therapy Services