health visitor service

health visitor service

Any of the community health services provided by health visitors, the purpose of which is health promotion, illness prevention and health surveillance.
 
Clients served
Women (prenatal and postpartum), pre-school and schoolchildren, young adults, the middle aged and elderly, and people with specific diseases.

Services provided
Structured programmes—e.g., child development surveillance, immunisation, health promotion, contact-tracing for infections, and various ancillary services (e.g., infant feeding advice).
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This includes the contract for the 0-5 Healthy Child Programme, incorporating the health visitor service.
It is recommended in the Healthy Child Programme (Department of Health, 2009) and also in the national 2015-2016 Health Visitor Service Specification (NHS England, 2014).
The city is also benefitting from the expansion of the Flying Start scheme that aims to give children the right start in life by providing eligible parents free quality childcare for children under the age of four, parenting support, an enhanced health visitor service and help with their children's early language development.
Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty Vaughan Gething said that the PS279m expansion of Flying Start offers eligible parents free quality childcare for children under the age of four, parenting support, an enhanced health visitor service and help with early language development.
He said 23,000 children living in Wales' most deprived communities are benefiting from the scheme, which offers eligible parents free childcare for children under the age of four, parenting support and an enhanced health visitor service.
He said there were no signs of staffing difficulties and strain in the midwife service, the health visitor service and the GP practice involved.
Abigail said: "It has only been a few weeks since we first went to the health visitor service, but already we are starting to see a real improvement through applying the techniques that Satnam recommended.
"We need a universal health visitor service so that all parents can have the support they want and need and children's wellbeing can be safeguarded." There are nearly 22,000 children aged under five in Coventry but only 29 health visitors, making it one of the five worst-staffed areas in the country.
It is not appropriate to discuss the British Health Visitor Service in this paper, but certainly there was no comparable universal home visiting service for mothers and children up to five years in the U.S.
* Antenatal caseloads on electronic records should be separated into three groups of 'universal', 'universal partnership' and 'universal partnership plus' to reflect the level of health visitor service required following health needs assessment.
Flying Start offers parents free quality childcare for two to three-year-olds, parenting support, an enhanced health visitor service and help for early language development.
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