The Children and Young People's Health Partnership (CYPHP) is committed to using the best available evidence to shape and deliver healthcare for children and young people.
As described in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's Facing the Future: Together For Child Health report, there is an urgent need to develop new evidence-based, cost-effective, and sustainable health care services to meet the increasing demands caused by the rising prevalence of chronic illness across the life course. Countries that have developed health service models with greater continuity between primary and secondary care, have demonstrated that these can be beneficial on patient experience and health outcomes, and can be more cost-effective.
The CYPHP Evelina London model is an innovative, evidence-based approach to reshaping everyday healthcare services through integrating care in the Lambeth and Southwark. This will be achieved by integrating healthcare across primary and secondary care, education and social care, through transition from child to adult healthcare services and across public health policy. A major focus of the CYPHP Evelina London model is improving front line care for all children and young people, and evidence reviews for each component of the model underpin the design.
Front line care (primary care and accident and emergency) is where the majority of healthcare is delivered, and since it provides the gateway to other services, it can therefore be an enabler or barrier for the rest of the system to function well. In particular, effective and efficient urgent care is important to ensure that sufficient resources are available for the planned, proactive, comprehensive care that children with long‐term conditions need.