Modelling the Future Report

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"It gives me great pleasure to introduce this landmark document. The future delivery of child health services is one of the most pressing and important issues facing paediatricians and commissioners today.

The aim is to achieve quality paediatric services of an agreed standard in a way that is safe and sustainable. These services should be provided close to home where possible and in a networked specialist centre where necessary.

Modelling the Future starts a series of publications on this theme planned by the College. This one sets the standards and opens the debate on how paediatric services should be delivered, the drivers, the principles and the possible models. It will form the basis for pieces of work that look at providing guidance as to how these models can be put in place locally.

The delivery of this document is thanks to an enormous amount of work by our VP for Health Services, Simon Lenton. He has brought to it his vision and encyclopaedic knowledge of health service issues together with his ability to combine public health principles to the practicalities of paediatrics. He has drafted, consulted, and redrafted many times with patience and painstaking effort and we are very grateful to him.

We are also grateful to the Health Services team - paediatricians and College staff - as well as those who have responded to consultations and made comments on earlier drafts.

Council commends this document to you, as do I, and we all look forward to a brighter future for paediatric services."

Dr Patricia Hamilton
President, RCPCH

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