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Services for children and young people with cerebral palsy (1516215)

1. A copy of your care pathway for children and young people with cerebral palsy.

NHS Calderdale CCG does not have a specific pathway for Cerebral Palsy – it would be included in any of our children & young people pathways according to need.

2. A copy of your service framework for children and young people with cerebral palsy.

NHS Calderdale CCG does not have a specific framework for Cerebral Palsy – see Q1 above.

3. Whether your CCG commissions the following services for children and young people with cerebral palsy:

a. Paediatric speech and language therapy.

Yes. This is provided by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

b. Paediatric physiotherapy

Yes. This is provided by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

c. Paediatric occupational therapy.

Yes. This is provided by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

d. Conductive Education.

Calderdale CCG does not commission this as a separate service.

If so:
i. What is the annual cost of these commissioned services to the CCG?

1. Paediatric speech and language therapy.

£501,603 (Inc. Community Speech Therapy services).

2. Paediatric physiotherapy.

£154,256

3. Paediatric occupational therapy

£188,940

NB These three figures are part of block contract agreements with Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust and are subject to review
ii. Are they provided in an integrated manner (under one roof)?

Some are provided in the Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust Child Development Unit. The CCG does not hold more detailed information. This would need to be requested from the provider.

4. Whether NHS Calderdale CCG commissions/funds any other programmes or initiatives by independent or third sector providers to improve outcomes for children and young people with cerebral palsy.

NHS Calderdale CCG does not commission or fund any other programmes.

5. An overview of training and advice provided by NHS Calderdale CCG, as part its co-commissioning duties, for GPs and other health professionals on identifying and referring children with cerebral palsy.

NHS Calderdale CCG does not have a specific role to fulfil this function.

6. Whether there is a specific timescale set out in your care pathway for referral for diagnosis of cerebral palsy, from the point of the formal identification of symptoms.

NHS Calderdale does not hold this information. This information would need to be requested from the provider.

7. What the estimated cost is to the CCG of medical and therapy costs for children and young people with cerebral palsy.

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information.

8. The total number of children and young people diagnosed with cerebral palsy in your CCG population area within each of the last five years.

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information and any additional information would need to be sought from the provider.

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