Children, Young People and Maternity
NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to working collaboratively with partners and communities to ensure that all children and young people achieve their full potential. We will work with Norfolk and Suffolk Local Authorities, education departments, schools and colleges, health providers, voluntary sector organisations, Police, Youth Justice Services, Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards, parents/carers, children and young people and maternity voice partnerships.
NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG (GYWCCG) lead Children, Young People & Maternity Services (CYP&M) commissioning on behalf of the Norfolk and Waveney health system. Working with our partners in 2018/19 we will commission and lead on the delivery of services for CYP with a particular focus on; improving outcomes for those with emotional health and well-being issues, at the end of their life and with integrated commissioning needs.
Our aim is to commission safe, high-quality services that are focused around the needs of CYP&M. We will ensure the quality of these services is paramount and that children and young people are at the centre of all that we do. We are committed to ensuring that we learn and improve services in response to feedback including serious incident analysis and complaints.
The Norfolk and Waveney CAMHS Local Transformation Plan has been assured by NHS England. See link
The 'Operational Policy for Children Continuing Care' is currently under review
Please follow the link for information and resources on safeguarding.
SEND Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)
The Children and Families Act 2014 places statutory duties on the NHS, both health commissioners, and providers, to work with the local authority to provide the best support to disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs aged 0-25 years.
- Early identification of children and young people with SEND and notification to the appropriate local authority (LA)
- Early support offered to children, young people, and their families with SEND and support to others involved in their health care needs.
- Develop effective ways to gain views of children, young people, families & local communities of user experience with SEND.
- Contribute to the Education, Health, and Care needs assessment led by the local authority.
- Work with LA to contribute to the SEND Local Offer
- Work in partnership with the local authorities, children, young people and their families to participate in commissioning services to meet the identified needs and improve outcomes for those with SEND.
Moving Forward - Transforming Care
Transforming care is a national initiative that was launched in 2016. Locally, the Norfolk and Waveney Transforming Care Partnership is made up of clinical commissioning groups, NHS England, Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils and expert users and this is led by South Norfolk CCG. Please click on the link to find more information.
We will be working closely with the Local Maternity System (LMS) to implement the recommendations of Better Births: Improving outcomes for maternity services in 2016. Depending on where you live within Great Yarmouth and Waveney, you will access maternity services from James Paget University Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital or Ipswich Hospital. All maternity units locally offer a range of services for women and their families before, during and after birth. Please see their websites for more information
The 0-19 Healthy Child Programme offers every family a programme of screening tests, immunisations, developmental reviews, and information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices – all services that children and families need to receive if they are to achieve their optimum health and wellbeing. As we sit under two local authorities; Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, there are two separate services for children and their families living in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
Just One Norfolk
In Norfolk, the service is called Just One Norfolk www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/ and 0300 300 0123
If you need to book or change an appointment or seek health advice or information, just ring at any time from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on a Saturday. The service is also available for key stakeholders such as social care and GP practice nurses to refer clients for non-emergency issues.
In Suffolk, the programme is called Healthy Suffolk www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/advice-services/children
If you would like support, the website includes a range of information from breastfeeding to school nurses with helpful contact details for agencies and providers in your area.