Children and Young People's Elective Recovery Roundtable Discussion - Evidence Based Interventions

5 July 2023 10:00am – 12:00pmBST (+01:00)
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
Children and Young People's Elective Recovery Roundtable Discussion - Evidence Based Interventions

Please use this page to register for the Children and Young People’s Elective Recovery Campaign Webinar – Evidence Based Interventions

Please register above by 12 midday on Tuesday 4 July 2023. Once registration has closed, we will collate the responses and send an email to all registered attendees which will include a link to join the webinar. The joining link will be from our elective recovery PMO email address (ELECTIVERECOVERYPMO -, so please do keep an eye out for it. 

In the meantime, to ensure you have a hold in your diary for this event, please use the above ADD TO CALENDAR option. 

Background – children and young people’s elective recovery

The Delivery Plan for Tackling the COVID-19 Backlog of Elective Care referenced the impact that long waits for planned care can have on the development of children and young people (CYP) and their ability to access education and lead full and active lives. Local systems and providers have made huge efforts to restore elective services. However, the pace of recovery for CYP has not kept up with the level of recovery of adult elective care.

CYP Elective Recovery Campaign

To help address this unwarranted variation, NHS England is launching a national drive to accelerate CYP recovery, with a national campaign running from mid-June to the end of July 2023. The aim of the campaign is to:

  • Share positive practice examples and local initiatives that have been successful in addressing some of the challenges faced in recovering CYP elective capacity
  • Ensure that CYP are a key part and focus of Trusts’, systems’ and regions’ wider elective recovery plans, and that targeted actions are put in place to tackle CYP elective waits
  • Increase CYP elective activity during the campaign and in the following months to address any local variation between CYP and adult elective recovery.

Roundtable purpose

The Evidence-based Interventions (EBI) programme is an initiative led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to improve the quality of care. The programme is supported by five partners:  NHS England, NHS Confederation, the Patients Association, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Getting it Right First Time (GiRFT).

Created by both doctors and patients, as the name suggests, it is designed to reduce the number of medical or surgical interventions as well as some other tests and treatments which the evidence shows are inappropriate for some patients in some circumstances. As well as improving outcomes it also means we can free up valuable resources so they can be put to better use elsewhere in the NHS. This is more important than ever as the NHS recovers from the impact of COVID-19 and restores services.

Join us in an interactive round table discussion facilitated by Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard (AoMRC Chair), to discuss the programme’s progress in 2022/23, its priorities for 2023/24, how it can better align with CYP, and existing challenges and barriers to implementation.

We invite all stakeholders involved in elective recovery to sign up to the campaign. More information will be shared through a dedicated CYP Elective Recovery FutureNHS page.

To register for weekly themed campaign webinars, please follow the links below:

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