Best Start in Life

No Smoking Day, 13th March 2019: Supporting smoke free families by Wendy Nicholson MBE

We know smoking during pregnancy is harmful to both the mother and their unborn child. Having a smoke free pregnancy and living in a smoke free home positively impacts on the child’s health outcomes.   The government’s Tobacco Control Plan …

Safer Sleep Week 2019 Supporting safer Sleeping – starting the conversation by Wendy Nicholson MBE & Jane Scattergood

  It’s the Lullaby Trust’s annual national awareness-raising campaign which is entitled Safer Sleep Week. Sleeping is second nature to babies, they spend a large proportion of their day sleeping and we want to ensure they are safe – parents …

Helping parents to be confident introducing solid foods to their baby - By Professor Viv Bennett

      This blog is to introduce healthcare professionals (HCPs) to the first ever campaign from Start4Life to help parents introduce their baby to solid foods. This includes a new weaning hub on the Start4Life website – a brand …

Closing the word gap – The leadership role of health visitors by Wendy Nicholson

  Health visitors play a crucial role in helping families ensure that their children can thrive throughout the early years and beyond. Here we set out PHE’s work to support health visitors to make an even greater difference to the …