Morning, Tuesday, 5th February 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will assess the impact of government policy initiatives on the health of children and young people, and key issues for coordination and implementation.
Policymakers and key stakeholders will assess the priorities for child health in implementing the NHS Long Term Plan, looking at the allocation of funding, supporting collaboration and improving standards.
Delegates will also assess the progress of the Government’s plan of action for childhood obesity, with the Department of Health and Social Care having recently opened consultations into the sale of energy drinks to children and on including calorie information on food and drink served outside the home.
They will consider priorities for reducing inequalities in children’s health in England and lessons that can be learnt from other countries to improve child health, in the context of government aims to reduce the gap in obesity levels between children from the most and least deprived areas.
The seminar will be an opportunity to discuss children and young people’s mental health, in light of the government plans for mental health leads in every school and college from next year, moves to reduce waiting times and a programme of research - including into the impact of social media. It also follows the National Audit Office’s report examining whether the government is on track to meet its ambitions for children and young people’s mental health services.
Further sessions examine the impact of integrated models of care on children and young people’s health services and the next steps for developing the children’s health workforce.