10 ways to build quality care experiences for and with children, young people and their families
Everyone has different needs
Children and young people who have multiple conditions, such as cancer patients with learning disabilities, have different needs to general patients and therefore extra thought and focus is required. Care passports, flagging systems, double appointments aren’t rocket science, but the difference they make to a child’s experience is invaluable. They not only support better experiences, but safer care with better outcomes.
During the events, Jim Blair (@jimgblair) Nurse Consultant for people with Learning Disabilities at Great Ormond Street and Frances Binns (@Franbinn) Play Consultant at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital shared the practical steps they’ve taken to improve care experiences for children and young people with learning disabilities;
“Our young people with Mental Health needs repeatedly tell us ‘help us build our happiness and wellbeing,’ and share that it would really help if more people had mental health first aid training especially in schools as well as across Children’s Services.”