health visiting programme

Safe sleeping – supporting parents - Wendy Nicholson

This week it is the Lullaby Trust’s ‘Safer sleeping’  week –  the week aims to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and  evidenced advice on how parents  can reduce the risk of it occurring. SIDS is multi-factorial. However, …

Central Manchester Foundation Trust Infant Feeding Team - Andrea Johns

Last Monday I spent an interesting and informative day with the Central Manchester Foundation Trust (CMFT) Community Infant Feeding Team. I spoke to Justine Baines- Infant Feeding Lead and Zoe Ralph HV and Lactation Consultant about this innovative service provided by Central …

"0219 With you all the way"- an insight into Wirral Community Trust 0 to 19 service - Andrea Johns and Angela Price

I was delighted to visit the 0-19 team at Wirral Community Trust on Tuesday this week. At the point where commissioning of the HV service transferred to Local Government, I wanted to find out how WCT were implementing the integrated …

A Thank You - #BestStart0to19 and 0-5 transfer - Viv Bennett

Thank you to everyone who has spent time following and contributing to our week of action, #BestStart0to19, on getting it right for all our children. I hope there has been something for everyone and you have reinforced your understanding, extended …

Children’s Emotional and Additional Health Needs - Development of new e-learning resource - Jill Beswick

Times are difficult for many children across the UK. Issues such as poor mental health and child sexual abuse are frequently in the headlines. But we have the means at our disposal to improve things and ensure that UK children …

Health Visiting and Integrated working: improving outcomes for victims of domestic abuse in Kent - Alison Morton and Helen Foad

Safeguarding is a thread that runs through all levels of the health visiting and school nursing service. When families are experiencing the effects of domestic violence or abuse, the health visitor or school nurse is often one of the first …

Ready for school:  prepared to learn and develop - Justine Rooke and Wendy Nicholson

Ensuring children are able to get the best from school is vital – children starting school need to be ready and prepared if we are to make a difference to their life chances and improve health outcomes. We know there …