NHS England's public congenital heart services consultation postponed
Due to the forthcoming General Election, NHS England's public congenital heart services consultation has been postponed to comply with purdah guidelines.
Information events planned to take place in May will run after the election. Dates to be announced.
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/