National Service Framework


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National Service Framework

An agenda for change and development of healthcare provision for children, young people and maternity services. It prescribes eleven standards for care and includes better consultation with children and families, a more holistic approach and child- and family-centred services based on their specific needs.
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This will bring us in line with the National Service Framework for Children which says that children should not be treated with adults if it can behelped.''
Oxford Radcliffe Hospital's NHS Trust chief executive David Highton said last night: "Our cardiac services team work very hard to implement the government's National Service Framework for coronary heart disease to ensure all patients are seen as quickly as possible."
But the Diabetes National Service Framework for Wales, which sets out 12 standards for diabetes care, states, 'All children and young people with diabetes will receive consistently high quality care.
The charity said that while the National Service Framework for diabetes had resulted in local improvement in many areas, it had been less effective elsewhere.
She said the Children's National Service Framework included maternity services and it would look at how to make them more flexible,accessible and appropriate.
This is not just a local initiative; isn't Mr Arnold aware of the National Service Framework? This will give us a positive and nationwide way forward for service users, carers and service providers.
The service is part of the Welsh Assembly Government's Eye Care Initiative and the National Service Framework for Diabetes in Wales.
'We hope that the pressure of this report and the introduction of a National Service Framework for sexual health will result in this vital public health issue being prioritised in national and local budgets,' she said.
The report says that, with clinics turning "hundreds" of people away each week, a National Service Framework for sexual health needs to be established with a target of 48 hours for potentially infected patients to have access to GUM services.
Prof Sinclair, who is currently based at Coventry's Walsgrave, part of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, said: "My role is to provide some senior experience and leadership in taking forward many of the challenges of the national service framework.
Such initiatives include Working in Partnership: A Collaborative Approach to Care, the National Service Framework for Mental Health Services, the instigation of the Care Programme Approach in Wales, the Review of Health and Social Care in Wales, Designed for Life and the revised National Service Framework for Adult Mental Health Services.
With clinics turning 'hundreds' of people away each week the report calls for the introduction of a National Service Framework for sexual health to set a target of 48 hours for potentially infected patients to access genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services.

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