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Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive discusses NHS Long Term Plan and priorities for children and young people

16 May 2019

Claire Murdoch CBE, CNWL Chief Executive and NHS England’s National Director for Mental Health sat down with YoungMinds youth advisor Jacob to discuss the Long Term Plan.

In a short film, Jacob asks Claire about some of the issues raised in the plan, when changes might be made, and how young people will be involved in the future development of care.

You can watch the videos at this link.

Jacob asked Claire how actively involved young people were in implementing the plan.

Claire sits down with Jacob in YoungMinds interview

Claire said: “We talk to young people all the time about what is their experience, what were the gaps, what would of helped earlier, what’s helping now. In May last year we had our own NHS70 week and we decided to start our week with a Youth Conference, really thinking about what must be done.”

The Long Term Plan explains what the NHS will do over the next 10 years to expand mental health services for children and young people, reduce unnecessary delays and deliver care in ways that young people, their families and carers have told us work better for them.

Its commitments are based on the views of patients, staff, experts and stakeholders, including the young people who joined NHS England and YoungMinds at an event in 2018 to get their views on what the future of mental health services should look like.

Find out more on the Long Term Plan NHS website.

Films produced with support from YoungMindsCentral and North West London NHS Foundation TrustThe Hive and Jacob.