25.04.2017

NHS England's public congenital heart services consultation postponed

NHS England’s congenital heart disease (CHD) public consultation has been extended until Monday 17 July 2017. 

The consultation has been postponed, in line with purdah guidelines, following the announcement of the general election, which will take place on Thursday 8 June. 

A blog giving details of the new plans and a link to questions and answers put forward so far, has been prepared by NHS England and can be viewed via the following link: 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/extending-the-congenital-heart-disease-consultation/ 

Two consultation events, which had been scheduled to take place in May, will now be rearranged as soon after the election as possible. Details to follow when the dates for these events are confirmed.

Background to the consultation

In July 2016, NHS England published a set of proposals regarding the future commissioning of congenital heart disease (CHD) services for children and adults.

They describe the actions which NHS England proposes to take in order to ensure a consistent standard of care for CHD patients across the country, for now and for the future.

NHS England proposes to do this by implementing national service standards at every hospital that provides CHD services.

The aim of this public consultation is to provide information and seek views about the proposals, and the potential impact they may have, if implemented, on the delivery of services.

Find out more here: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/chd/

Children and Young People

So that children and young people are able to understand the proposals and share their thoughts, NHS Endland has created a website for Children and Young People with an animation and a secure portal that can be used to tell us how they feel. http://youngpeoplechd.co.uk/

 

 

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