Children and young people represent a third of our country and their health and wellbeing will determine the future health of our nation.

Starting well

The NHS Long Term Plan saw a large focus on ensuring that there is a strong start in life for children and young people.

Key challenges will be transforming maternity services to improve outcomes, reducing stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal death, and brain injury. Also ensuring that focus is put on children's health and wellbeing transforming services to reduce health inequalities. 

This includes redesigning care to ensure it is person-centred and that there is a focus on improving transitions, with care models in place to provide support from preconception to adulthood.