PCF responds to Department for Education consultation on support for children at schools with medical conditions

March 10, 2014 in Consultations by Whitehouse

The Paediatric Continence Forum has responded to a consultation by the Department for Education on new draft statutory guidance aimed at supporting pupils at school with medical conditions in England.

This guidance also provides non-statutory advice for schools, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, parents/carers and pupils, health service providers and other interested parties.

To view the PCF’s submission, please click here.

PCF responds to Northern Ireland DHSSPS consultation on child healthcare services

January 29, 2014 in Consultations by Whitehouse

The Paediatric Continence Forum has responded to a consultation by the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) on Enhancing Healthcare Services for Children and Young People in Northern Ireland (From Birth to 18 Years).

To view the PCF’s submission, please click here.

PCF responds to consultation on draft quality standard for constipation in children and young people

January 13, 2014 in Consultations by Whitehouse

The Paediatric Continence Forum has responded to a consultation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on the draft quality standard for constipation in children and young people.

The draft quality standard contains five quality statements outlined below:

  1. Children and young people with constipation receive a full assessment  before a diagnosis of idiopathic constipation is made.
  2. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation (where there is no clear reason why the child is constipated) receive oral macrogols (laxatives) as first-line treatment.
  3. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation undergoing laxative treatment have their treatment reviewed by a healthcare professional.
  4. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation undergoing laxative treatment receive a written personalised management plan.
  5. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation who do not respond to initial treatment within 3 months are referred to a specialist.

The consultation is seeking feedback on the five quality statements outlined above, and is seeking responses on five questions. Of the five, there are two general questions about the statements:

  1. Does this draft quality standard accurately reflect the key areas for quality improvement?
  2. If the systems and structures were available, do you think it would be possible to collect the data for the proposed quality measures?

The consultation is seeking feedback on the five quality statements outlined above, and is seeking responses on five questions. Of the five, there are two general questions about the statements:

  1. Does this draft quality standard accurately reflect the key areas for quality improvement?
  2. If the systems and structures were available, do you think it would be possible to collect the data for the proposed quality measures?

The other three questions relate to specific statements:

  1. For quality statement 3: Is one review type often carried out better than the other or do both types of treatment review need equal levels of improvement?
  2. For draft quality statement 4: What is the most important piece of information that should be provided as part of a written personalised management plan?
  3. For draft quality statement 5: Is it clear what ‘respond to initial treatment’ means?

To view the PCF’s submission, please click here.

PCF responds to NICE engagement exercise for the quality standard on nocturnal enuresis

January 10, 2014 in Consultations by Whitehouse

The Paediatric Continence Forum has responded to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellent’s (NICE) engagement exercise for topic overview for nocturnal enuresis.

The topic describes core elements of the quality standard, including the topics covered, key source guidance used to underpin potential quality statements, any related quality standards, published current practice information and national or routine indicators and performance measures.

The topic overview states that the quality standard will cover the management of nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) in children and young people up to 19 years of age.

To view the PCF’s submission, please click here.

PCF responds to SEN Code of Practice consultation

December 9, 2013 in Consultations by Whitehouse

The Paediatric Continence Forum has responded to a joint consultation being conducted by the Department for Education and the Department of Health on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice.

The draft 0-25 SEN Code of Practice is statutory guidance which will be accompanying the Children and Families Bill. This Bill proposes replacing SEN statements (for schools) and Learning Difficulty Assessments (for young people in further education and training) with single 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plans.

To view the PCF’s submission, please click here.

PCF responds to NHS England strategy for Innovation, Health and Wealth

November 27, 2013 in Consultations by Whitehouse

The Paediatric Continence Forum has responded to the NHS England Innovation Team’s call for written evidence on the NHS England strategy for Innovation, health and Wealth (IHW), which succeeds the previous Department of Health Strategy published in December 2011.

In April 2013 responsibility for Innovation, Health and Wealth was passed to NHS England. NHS England has thus initiated a review of IHW to understand what has worked and what has not and why.

To view the PCF’s response, please click here.