Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2019
CLIC Sargent response to recent HSJ articles
In the past week, a number of articles have been featured in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) and national newspapers regarding the NHS England public consultation on service specifications for children and young people’s cancer services. These stories have focussed on the model of care for children with cancer in South London and the South East, this is our response:
Helen McShane, Director of Services at CLIC Sargent, said: “We believe that principal treatment centres must include an intensive care unit so children and young people can get the specialised care they need as soon as possible. For parents of children with cancer, having your child rushed to an intensive care unit is a frightening experience at an already very stressful time.
“CLIC Sargent is a member of the Clinical Reference Group for children and young adult cancer services for NHS England. We have consistently raised our concerns about these issues and support CCLG’s (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group) position on this. We feel it is our duty to be part of the Clinical Reference Group to fight for the children and young people we support and make sure their voices are heard to help improve NHS care.”
For more information on background to the consultation go to the CCLG (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group) website https://www.cclg.org.uk/news/consultation-on-the-future-of-childrens-cancer-services-our-response
CLIC Sargent will be submitting a response to the NHS England public consultation on service specifications for children and young people’s cancer services also calling for a young cancer patient travel fund. You can give your views on the future of children and young people’s cancer services here: https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/join-our-fight/get-campaigning/make-a-young-cancer-patient-travel-fund-a-reality/
For any media enquiries, please contact the CLIC Sargent Media and PR team MediaRelations@clicsargent.org.uk or call 020 8752 2812. Out of hours contact 08448 481189
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