NHS seeks your views on maternity, neonatal, children and young people’s services

Health and care organisations in North Central London (NCL) are working together on Start Well: a long-term programme looking at children and young people, maternity and neonatal services. 
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The NHS wants to know if it is delivering the best care to meet the needs of people living in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington, and those from neighbouring boroughs and beyond who choose to use services in the NCL area.

Opportunities for improvement  

A Start Well case for change report has been published which describes current services and highlights some opportunities for the future. It does not propose specific changes or solutions.

The Start Well report looks at:
  • Children and young people’s planned (elective) services in hospitals
  • Children and young people’s emergency services in hospitals
  • Maternity services
  • Neonatal care for babies who are unwell when they are born or are born early and need extra support.

The focus is on services at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (which includes Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, and Chase Farm Hospital), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Whittington Health NHS Trust.

It also touches on services provided by specialist providers, including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH), Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and considers the links between local and specialist hospitals, particularly GOSH.

Share your views

The NHS wants to hear your views about the opportunities for improvement included in the case for change - particularly people with current or recent experience of these services, or anyone who might need them in the future, and their families and carers.

You can read a leaflet, and full and summary versions of the case for change on the NCL ICS website.

Find out more

Write to FREEPOST NCL NHS (no need for a stamp or postcode)

Invite the Start Well team to speak to your group - email nclccg.startwell@nhs.net 

Phone 020 3816 3776

The opportunity to give feedback runs until 9 September 2022. 


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