There is a new dedicated programme in place to deliver comprehensive, whole-person care to children and young people, writes Dr Jacqueline Cornish
Re Al Aynsley-Green’s article (That children are largely absent from the NHS 10-year plan risks perpetuating a history of neglect, 5 February), the NHS long-term plan means that there is a new dedicated programme in place to deliver comprehensive, whole-person care to children and young people, integrated between families, health services, schools and councils.
Children with cancer in England will be offered world-leading whole genome sequencing to target their disease, while just last month a 15-year-old boy in Manchester was among the first in the country to benefit from treatment at a new £125m NHS proton beam therapy centre that provides kinder, more effective care, closer to home, which is particularly beneficial to young people. We’re also turning the tide on mental health, with 345,000 extra young people set to get treatment they need, while building on recent progress which means the majority of children get eating disorder treatment when they need it.
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