- To improve access to allergy care for all children across Scotland as locally as possible including a dedicated service for young people designed to encourage an easy transition to adult services
- To identify the educational and training needs of all health care professional involved in the delivery of allergy care and to develop appropriate training solutions
- To develop optimal ways of communicating with all persons involved in using and delivering allergy services
- To listen to the needs of children, young people and their families
- To find the best way to measure and audit improvements in allergy service provision
CYANS aims to improve access to allergy care for all children across Scotland as locally as possible, including the development of transition services for young people and to support health care professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary care in improving standards of clinical allergy care. This will be achieved through the development of quality standards and the establishment of continuous quality improvement systems and processes. To this end CYANS will bring together health care professionals, parents, carers, children, young people and voluntary sector groups interested in allergy.
To achieve these aims CYANS will:
- Develop a model of high quality allergy care
- Review and identify the most suitable guidelines and patient pathways for use in paediatric allergy care in Scotland
- Identify who is delivering allergy services in Scotland
- Identify a suitable database for audit and research purposes
- Assess and identify the need for education and training of health care professionals involved in the delivery of allergy services, and develop appropriate training programmes
- Develop high quality and reliable allergy information which is easily accessible to all
- Establish effective relationships with all those involved in CYANS to ensure effective communication and working partnerships
CYANS will enable parents, young people and their families living with allergies, health care professionals involved in the delivery of allergy care and voluntary organisations supporting allergy sufferers to work together to improve allergy services in Scotland.
Working together as a network we can improve the lives of children and young people living with allergies in Scotland.