Children's Community Health Services

In partnership with Bristol and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups, in 2015 we held a 12-week consultation on the future of children and young people’s community healthcare services. 

We sought the views of children and young people, their parents and carers as well as professionals, in order to gather as much feedback as possible on what they expect from children’s community healthcare services from 2017 onwards.

Outcome

Following the consultation, North Somerset CCG has decided to retain the current provider for young people's community health services, Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT).

The quality of the trust’s community services for children and young people has continued to improve since the commissioning process began and following a CQC inspection in mid-2015, children’s community health services provided by WAHT were rated ‘good’ overall with Specialist CAMHS rated ‘outstanding’.

Retaining the services of WAHT will provide a continuity of provision and enable us to continue to manage the contract and monitor quality at a local level. It will also mean community health services will continue to be designed and delivered specifically to meet the needs and required outcomes of the children and young people of North Somerset.

The contract extension started in April 2017 until March 2019.

The services comprise of:

• community paediatric services
• community therapies - speech & language, occupational therapy and physiotherapy
• specialist child & adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Your feedback

We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the consultation. The valuable feedback was used to inform the contract requirements.

A summary of your feedback from the consultation can be found in the library documents below.