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Acute care standards for children and young people

These standards bring together a number of children’s standards into one document. In the first instance, it was developed by the London Children and Young People’s Strategic Clinical Network.

This document is aimed at commissioners and providers of acute care services for children and young people. It has brought together information and standards of care into one place to enable the effective commissioning of services which meet these required minimum standards. Providers can use these to undertake a self assessment of their ability to deliver the required quality of acute care for children and young people. They can be used to validate, challenge and to quality assure services. Using these standards will help to reduce the variation in the care delivered to children and young people across the capital. They will also help to reduce the enormous variation in outcomes experienced.

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