The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Local Transformation Plan for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services has been approved by NHS England and is now published. Additional funding of £2.1 million has been allocated to the 6 Clinical Commissioning Groups across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent to deliver improvements in emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. The plan sets out the priorities for investment and the anticipated outcomes.
An independent case review report has been published today into the death of three-year-old Jonnie Meek.
Jonnie had the rare genetic condition De Grouchy Syndrome and had to be fed through a tube in his stomach. He died on 11 August 2014 during a planned admission to the former Stafford Hospital, which was part of the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust. He had been admitted to introduce a new milk formula in his feed.
The report, by Dr Martin Farrier, a consultant paediatrician at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, was commissioned by Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group in an attempt to provide a resolution to a number of questions raised by Jonnie’s family, who live in Cannock.
With autumn well underway and coughs, colds and flu already starting to circulate, Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their child has their flu nasal vaccination.
The nasal spray vaccination is available free on the NHS. It’s quick, effective and painless and available to children aged 2-4 years, as well as those in school years one and two.
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