Commissioning Guide for Children, Young People and Maternal Health
For too many children, young people and expectant mothers in the North West, health outcomes are poor.
Record levels of investment in child and maternal health services have helped improve the health of children, but there is much more to do.
To support health commissioners, NHS North West has developed a guide which identifies what the most important child health issues are in the region, and what can be done to improve outcomes. The Guide has been produced through a collaboration of GPs, nurses, therapists, local government and the voluntary sector, and informed by the views of children and carers.
The Guide takes a step-by-step approach based on a child’s journey through to adulthood, and draws on best practice in the North West. It compliments other guidance for perinatal and infant mental health, and nutrition and physical activity in early years settings.
View the Guide for Commissioners of Children's, Young People's and Maternal Health and Wellbeing Services.
View Executive Summary.
Local child health profiles produced by the Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) also support the Guide. They provide a snapshot of child health and well-being for each local authority in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and nationally.