She said it is "vital" children and young people are listened to across the health system, so that they can help to "shape health services and public health initiatives."
As a starting point, the NHS Constitution - the key document setting out patients' rights - should be produced in a form accessible to children and young people, so they can exercise their right to high quality health care in the same way as adults.
Going forward, it is particularly important that health provision is improved for the vulnerable children most at risk of suffering poor health outcomes, such as looked after children, those in custody, or those with disabilities and complex health needs.
More top news
Donald Trump's response to an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election suffers a set back as his lawyer quits.
Britain has been pressing EU allies to follow in its expulsion of 23 diplomats from Russia’s embassy in London.
Better with the sunny spells