NHS England have launched a public congenital heart services 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. During the consultation period, NHS England will be attending a range of events including three large-scale face to face events and a series of webinars (online meetings). An event will take place in Newcastle on Thursday 11th May (venue to be confirmed).
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/