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BACCH FAQs on CCH services for Commissioners and Health Boards

Consultant paediatricians in community child health (CCH) are almost unique in that they provide a consultant-led service for children and families working outside hospital settings – an idea ahead of its time and fully in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

A CCH service is generally delivered by a multidisciplinary team working closely with other agencies, for example education, social care and the voluntary sector.

These frequently asked questions refer specifically to the commissioning of the work undertaken by paediatricians within these teams.

April 2019

Prospectus for children’s health services delivered in community settings

This prospectus is a framework for paediatricians to use when engaging with commissioners and managers to describe and develop their services e.g. in drawing up service specifications or service level agreements.

The ‘Prospectus calculator’
This is a spreadsheet calculator associated with the ‘Prospectus’. It is a reckoner that calculates expected service demands from some of the commoner clinical conditions.



Other resources
(for information, not endorsed by BACCH)

Title & Link Description Organistion Date published/

Teams without Walls

is an integrated model of care, where professionals from primary and secondary care work together in teams, across traditional health boundaries, to manage patients using care pathways designed by local clinicians. RCP/RCGP/
Standards for Outpatients These standards aim to give an example of standards for outpatient clinics, which can be adapted to suit individual area needs. BACCH 2009
Service Specification for Community Paediatrics This document has been provided by Derby City PCT for information. Derby PCT 2009
Safeguarding Children's Services - Quality & Outcomes Framework Drs Liz Adamson and Fawzia Rahman from Derby City PCT have provided this QOUF for information. Derby PCT 2009



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