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Temporary changes to paediatric services in North Central London evaluation report

UCLPartners worked with North London Partners to evaluate the temporary changes to paediatric services in North Central London (NCL) during autumn and winter 2020/21.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHS in North Central London introduced some temporary changes to Children and Young People’s services.

These temporary changes, which ran from October 2020 to March 2021, saw a ‘Southern hub’ for Children and Young people’s services created at Whittington Health and other changes to how services were delivered at local hospitals, and in the community. All services at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London Hospitals have now reopened.

When implementing the changes, healthcare leaders committed to carrying out an evaluation to ensure that any learning could be taken into the future.

UCLPartners worked with academic partners to analyse the data and draft the report. The report includes findings around the experience of care during this time, the resilience of services, and the staff experience. It also includes a response and recommendations from the system.

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