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Health care for disabled children and young people

A review of how the health care needs of disabled children and young people are met by the commissioners and providers of health care in England

This review looks at what organisations told us they were doing to support the health care needs of disabled children and young people (aged 0-18 years), and their families and carers. We also asked for the views of people who use these services to find outwhat their experience actually was. The aims of the review were to:

• Produce an overview of services for families in England, as reported by primary caretrusts (PCTs) and acute hospitals.
• Provide information for a variety of organisations to influence and plan the futureprovision of services for disabled children and young people and their families andcarers.
• Provide local, accessible, information for families and others when they deal withcare providers and those that commission care (PCTs, General Practitioner consortia and clusters).