The Children & Young People’s Health Partnership (CYPHP) Evaluation team has started to interview various CYPHP stakeholders. This is an important aspect of the programme, as the interviews have, and will continue to provide valuable insights that will provide practical support for commissioners and providers of children’s healthcare. Specifically, helping the programme as a clinical-academic partnership to understand whether, how, and why the CYPHP model of care is effective. It is also anticipated that the interviews will be able to provide insights into strategies for successful implementation, as well as practical challenges in new ways of delivering services for children.
The Evaluation team is gaining perspectives from various stakeholders, including:
- Service providers (e.g. GPs, paediatricians, practice managers, school nurses).
- Commissioners of local health care services.
- Children, young people, and families who have completed the CYPHP Health Check and received CYPHP services.
So far, emerging findings from the interviews with children, young people, and families have highlighted that:
- The CYPHP clinical team are effective in working differently from traditional models of care, meeting physical needs, but importantly also the mental and social needs of patients – and that this approach is valued by children and families.
- Families report that the programme is useful, and would recommend it.
For example, one family member reported “I think, I think this should be just something that’s widely available and I just think it would... Personally I think it would save lives more possibly, in that sense.”
- CYPHP’s bio-psycho-social approach to care means that all aspects of a child’s life is taken into account: their physical health needs, mental wellbeing, and their family and social context. The CYPHP approach to care is already helping children and young people to improve their overall wellbeing, including physical symptoms, mental wellbeing and the social wellbeing of the whole family.
For example, one family member reported “She plays in her playgroup a lot more now and with her brothers, and is more happy and confident. And now she’s sleeping better, so me and my husband are sleeping better. The whole family is feeling much better.”
- Families report more confidence in managing their child’s condition out of the hospital environment.
For example, one family member reported “We sort of would hold back now because we know that we can sort of do that more at home. I think the only way we would end up in A&E or a doctor's now is if we've used them and it's still not doing, it’s not taking any effect.”
We will continue conducting interviews with stakeholders throughout the implementation of the CYPHP model of care. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in helping us understand and improve CYPHP by taking part in an interview with our Evaluation team, please contact Rosie at .
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