NICEimpact: Children and young people’s Healthcare
Published by NICE, June 2020
Since 2004, NICE has published an extensive suite of guidance and advice on children and young people, including 72 guidelines. In June 2020 they published an impact analysis of the recommendations included in this guidance. Some areas were doing fairly well; in others there was clearly still a lot of room for improvement. The areas looked at in more detail in relation to our age group (10-24) included:
A note on age ranges – the NICE document notes that in their work children and young people this usually refers to people under the age of 18. However, there’s no agreed definition across the health and care system, and a fixed upper limit can be unhelpful, such as in transition to adults’ services. Therefore, some of the data and information that they looked at in this report used a different age range, such as under 19, or young adults up to the age of 25.