New healthcare services are coming for children in Lambeth and Southwark. These services are designed to improve children’s health by changing the way healthcare is delivered. The Children and Young People Health Partnership (CYPHP) is working with King's College London (KCL), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Newcastle University to understand how these services might help your child. We will need your help to learn how well our healthcare service is working so we can find ways to improve it for you.
What do I have to do?
There are a number of ways that you can help us understand the new services, and you can choose how much you and your child can be involved in this study. These include:
Filling in questionnaires about your child's health and wellbeing.
As part of the new services, we will soon be asking families with a child with asthma, epilepsy, constipation and/or eczema to complete questionnaires online so that we can provide information and support that is specific to you and your child. After completing these questionnaires, we may also ask you to complete some extra questionnaires so that the research team can understand how your child's health and wellbeing has been changed by the new services over time.
Talk to us about your experiences with the new service.
You and your child will be invited to talk to us about the healthcare services you have received (children under 12 years must be accompanied by their carer). This can be on your own or with a group of other children and families. These talks will be run at the University or Hospital premises by qualified and trained staff members of King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust.
Allowing the research team to see your child’s healthcare records.
You will be asked if the University team can link information from these talks and questionnaires to other healthcare information available from your doctors and nurses in the area. This will give us a fuller picture on how our new healthcare service has changed the way your child uses other healthcare services in the area.
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