No-one thinks of themselves as ‘hard to reach’ and sometimes it’s a convenient catch all phrase. For one reason or another:
- not all children, young people and families use health services
- children, young people and families may experience difficulties when they do use health services
- not all children, young people and families know their health rights.
Our Hard to Reach Service aims to ensure that we are easier to reach and better placed to know the barriers which prevent some children, young people and families accessing health services or achieving their child health rights.
If this is your experience and want to know more about your child health rights and/or invite us to attend a group you are involved in, please contact Linda Alexander
- In March 2017 all NHS Child Health Commissioners were asked to respond to four questions in relation to the European Association for Children in Hospital (EACH) charter resolution on the continuity of care of sick children of refugee and asylum-seeking families.
As part of this work we want to ensure parents, children and young people get information in the format or language needed. The NHS Health Service provides information in different languages and formats. Speak to NHS or GP staff before the appointment to chat about your requirements.
If you have a question contact NHS inform or call 0800 22 44 88.
We have translated our GP leaflet and developing other information in different formats . These will be added to our ‘How we help’ families page.