To improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for Babies, Children and Young People (BCYP) in London through integration, collaboration and a culture of continuous improvement.

London children show poorer health outcomes, across rates of mortality, serious illness, and mental health​, obesity and long-term conditions​

There is lack of coordination between physical and mental health leading to delays and sub-optimal care.

NHS England (London region) has partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to develop a two-year BCYP Improvement Collaborative using the triple helix of integration to provide opportunities for improved joined up work between health, social care, education and voluntary sector​.  Aiming to integrate between:

  • primary and secondary care ​
  • mental health and physical care ​
  • health and social care / education

Each of the five London Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will utilise improvement collaborative methodology to develop, implement, and evaluate test sites to spread existing and new models of integration.

One year highlights report
To mark the halfway point of the Babies, Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has published a year one highlights report, sharing some of the progress made during the collaborative’s first year since February 2022. The report sets out ambitions for the collaborative’s positive impacts for young people in London going forward.

Read the report here.

Integration Resources:

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Model for Improvement