The priorities identified in the 2016/17 Commissioning Intentions for West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG) will be achieved through working closely with our partners, in particular Suffolk County Council (SCC), Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), West Suffolk Foundation Trust (WSFT), the voluntary sector and our regional Clinical Networks including the Children, Young People and Maternity Clinical Network and the Mental Health, Dementia, Neurological Conditions, Learning Disabilities and Autism Network.
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Paediatric Specialist Community Services (1+1 Contract)
The hosting of this contract has now been awarded to WSFT as lead / coordinating provider. WSCCG will work closely with Ipswich and East CCG and SCC to determine the preferred model of care.
Long Term Conditions
Having invested into new Community Outreach Paediatric Asthma and Epilepsy Community Nurse posts at WSFT, and subsequently evaluated at quarter 3 (2015/16), the services have been recommissioned for a further 12 months. We will also consider scoping of other long term conditions that would benefit from specialist nurse input based on national guidance.
Midwifery Services Review
We will assess and form a local response to the forthcoming NHS England led review of our local Maternity service offer, including perinatal and postnatal pathways.
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Perinatal Mental Health Pathway
We will build on the local NSFT and WSFT Perinatal Mental Health pilot in 2015/16, the outcomes from the 2014 NHS England sponsored Sustain project focusing on perinatal service pathways and respond to the expected national commissioning guidance and earmarked investment (late 15/16) for perinatal care.
Parent & Child Wellbeing Video Guidance
Innovative films offer vital guidance for new parents – six short films which bring together a wealth of advice to help new parents give their babies the best possible start in life have been produced by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). The films have been produced in partnership with Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust’s Family Nurse Partnership and the Priory Centre, which is run by Great Yarmouth Community Trust. The films include interviews with health professionals and parents and are designed to provide mums and dads with an insight into life with a new baby as well as the steps they can take to safeguard both their own and their child’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
To watch the films, visit: http://whatsthedealwith.co.uk/news/innovative-films-offered-vital-guidance-new-parents
New NHS ‘Mum & Baby’ app provides all the information pregnant women, their partners and family need to enhance the maternity experience and complement face-to-face maternity care.