A guidance package aimed at helping health visitors improve child health is available.
The guidance, based around six high impact areas in which health visitors can make a difference to health outcomes, consists of 70 leaflets for practitioners (informed by NICE guidance), and 26 leaflets aimed at parents. All are downloadable.
The six high impact areas are: the transition to parenthood and the early weeks, including maternal mental health; breastfeeding; healthy weight, healthy nutrition; managing minor illness and reducing accidents; and health, wellbeing and development of the child at age two.
Minister for nursing Dan Poulter launched the guidance at PHE's conference on population health and personalised care earlier this month.
Professionals can find the guidance sheets at: www.ihv.org.uk/policy_professional/