Getting it Right for Children and Young People

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 …

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 …

Supporting breastfeeding is everybody’s business - By Sue Ashmore, Unicef

Two years ago the Lancet, 2016, published powerful evidence that breastfeeding saves lives, improves health and cuts costs in every country worldwide. The publication was a landmark moment for all those working to support breastfeeding – we felt that this …

Building a breastfeeding responsive University for students and staff - Anna Byrom, UCLAN

‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’ (African Proverb) Making a difference It is an exciting time to be an infant feeding coordinator, turned midwifery lecturer, working in the University of …

What works to support pregnant mothers, new parents and infants: An update of evidence for the Healthy Child Programme - By Viv Bennett & Jo Casebourne

A new report published this week by the Early Intervention Foundation provides valuable information about the evidence for approaches to early intervention for mothers and infants, which are commissioned and delivered locally as part of the Healthy Child Programme. There …

Making advice and support on breastfeeding accessible 24/7- By Karen Pinder

  We know that getting the right support enables women to breastfeed their babies for longer. As with any new habit, mothers need to learn the ropes, and advice from health professionals plays a critical role in helping them to …

Getting breastfeeding support right for women and their families - Shereen Fisher

With the World Cup upon us I always feel more linked in on an international level. It got me thinking about which countries are getting breastfeeding support right for women and their families, why in the UK have we got …

Using breastfeeding data to inform service development locally - Coleen Milligan

We know the importance of understanding what’s happening locally and how this compares to other areas. Without it how do we know where we need to focus our efforts to have the most impact on improving the health of the …