School of Healthcare Sciences

Children's Health Information Matters Project Report.

Children, young people and their families need high quality information in order to support decisions they make about looking after themselves and staying healthy. When children are unwell, they and their families require information tailored to their needs in order to make choices about their health and healthcare, the medicines they take and the various services that the NHS offers.

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The Children's Health Information Matters Project report provides a full picture of the information needs and preferences of children and young people, under 18 years with specific healthcare needs and conditions, and their families. Recommendations are made to improve children's access to health information in the NHS.

Download the full report 'Children's Health Information Matters: Researching the practice of and requirements for age appropriate health information for children and young people' by clicking on the images below.

The full report is available to download by clicking on image below:


The lay summary is also available to download by clicking on image below:


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This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation programme (project no. 08/1718/145).
The views and opinions expressed in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the SDO programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.

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