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Children and young people to get more say in their health care

Children and young people are set to play a more active role in deciding which mental health outcomes are most important to them.

The move comes as NHS England has announced seven sites across the country chosen to develop patient centred outcome measures (PCOMs) for children and young people with a range of health conditions.

It involves putting patients, and their families and carers, at the heart of deciding which goals are most valuable for them.

As well as psychological interventions as part of medical treatment, and mental health conditions such as self-harming and eating disorders, children will be consulted on illnesses such as asthma, complex respiratory conditions, palliative care and on use of wheelchair and posture services. More ......