Better health outcomes for children and young people

Department of Health

GP_mother_and_child_380x150This pledge aims to make improvements to the health of children and young people and is part of the government’s response to the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum.
It commits signatories to put children, young people and families right at the heart of decision making and improve every aspect of health services – from pregnancy through to adolescence and beyond.

New forum for IBD

Extract from Trust news bulletin

Earlier this year East Cheshire NHS Trust teamed up with Crohn’s and Colitis UK and The NHS Smoking Cessation Team to launch a new patient forum for people suffering from debilitating bowel conditions, such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

The new support forum was established as part of a number of service developments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients at East Cheshire NHS Trust, to improve access, education and early diagnosis of IBD.

Following the success of the first forum in March 2011, the trust will host their second patient forum on 16 November from 17.30pm at Macclesfield District General Hospital’s Education and Training Centre. The trust is encouraging patients, relatives and visitors to come along and take part in the group and learn more about their condition, management and long term outcomes.

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