The YPHSIG and RCPCH Guide to the Participation of Children and Young People in Health Services was launched at the RCPCH Spring Scientific Meeting by Prof Terence Stephenson, President of the RCPCH. The guide is entitled Not Just a Phase and is available to download from both the YPHSIG and RCPCH websites. All 11,000 RCPCH members will receive a free copy and additional printed copies can be purchased from the RCPCH.
We hope the guide will aid paediatricians and service leaders to establish a culture of participation within their service which is effective and meaningful to children and young people. We now have plans to work with the RCPCH to help disseminate learning from services who have engaged children and young people in healthcare developments.