What does it mean?
CYP with long-term conditions get comprehensive care that considers body, mind, and social circumstances.
Why is it needed?
Care is often fragmented and inconvenient, treats each part and each problem of the child separately. Long-term condition care often takes second place after acute services
What makes it happen?
CYP health teams and clinics, comprehensive bio-psycho-social approach to care, schools are part of health teams, behaviour change support, medication reviews, social and youth workers, health promotion is a core part of care.
How will we know it's better?
Children are healthier, fewer exacerbations of disease, quality of care improves, satisfaction with services improves, fewer admissions to hospital.