This report by the National Children's Bureau and the NHS Confederation presents the results of a survey of those involved in the delivery of health and related services.
In autumn 2013 the NHS Confederation and National Children's Bureau (NCB) led an independent survey of those directly involved in the commissioning, management and delivery of health and related services.
The aim with the survey was to monitor the impact of the health reforms on provision for children and young people. The survey was designed to take the temperature of the system in the immediate aftermath of the transition to new structures. The results provide a useful snapshot of the mood of, and perceived challenges facing, children's health services in the current economic and political climate, and views on what reforms have, at this early stage, achieved.
This report presents the results of our survey and some analysis and reflections on the findings. The conclusion sets out our overall analysis of the main lessons from the survey for both national policymakers and local commissioners and providers.