For further information about our influencing and campaigning click to to download Action for Sick Children’s Milestones
Red Book (July 2007-May 2009)
We formed part of the national steering group for the development of a new national template for a patient held child health record. At that time all health boards had their own individualised Red Book and it was felt that a standardised national format would be of benefit both to families and healthcare professionals alike. The new national template was launched at a Health Service seminar in Dundee in May 2009.
Caring for a Sick Child Tayside Survey
In 2007 ASC(S) conducted a survey examining the impact on families of caring for a sick child in Tayside. The findings and recommendations arising from this survey were passed on to relevant agencies in Tayside. The Caring for a Sick Child Report can be downloaded and further information about the project accessed in our Previous Projects section.
Dental Surgical Services for Children in Scotland Survey
In 2007 ASC(S) reviewed and reported on the play preparation and child-friendly support available for children and their families requiring surgical dental treatment. The report Dental Surgical Services for Children in Scotland
encourages NHS dental services in Scotland to adopt standards of care for the provision of appropriate preparation of children for dental surgical treatment. For more information click on Previous Projects
Campaign to keep open Queen Mother's Hospital
In 2003 ASC(S) campaigned vigorously to keep the link between maternal and child health with the Queen Mother's Hospital being kept adjacent to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Glasgow).
Health Rights Information Scotland Have your say! (August 2008/2010)
We have worked closely with HRIS
on the development of their new booklet, which aims to help young people in Scotland have more say about their health care and treatment. The publication, ‘Have your Say!’
is aimed at children and young people. It is the third in a series that includes ‘Confidentiality’
and ‘Consent for under16s’
. ‘Have your say!
’ encourages young people to let the NHS know how they’re being treated. It also explains how to make a complaint about the NHS if they feel they have been treated unfairly.
The booklet makes it clear that NHS staff have a duty to take the needs of children and young people seriously, whether they are making a suggestion or a complaint. It goes on to explain:
what the rights of young people are
who to speak to if they have a suggestion or complaint
how the NHS deals with complaints, and
who can help them have their say.
We collaborated closely with HRIS from the start and are please to have our contact details included in the final publication.
SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
We have commented on many draft SIGN
publications including their leaflets on Autism Spectrum disorders for parents and for young people.