Survey for improving children's health services

Closed 11 Apr 2022

Opened 9 Mar 2022

Overview

The Healthy Child Programme is a free service for every family in the borough. The service offer includes immunisations, health information, developmental reviews, and access to a range of community services and resources.

It aims to:

  • help parents, carers or guardians develop and sustain a strong bond with children;
  • support parents, carers, or guardians in keeping children healthy and safe and reaching their full potential;
  • protect children from serious disease, through screening and immunisation;
  • reduce childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity;
  • promote oral health;
  • support resilience and positive maternal and family mental health;
  • support the development of healthy relationships and good sexual and reproductive health;
  • identify health and wellbeing issues early, so support and early interventions can be provided in a timely manner;
  • make sure children are prepared for and supported in all childcare, early years and education settings and are especially supported to be ‘ready to learn at 2 and ready for school by 5.

The 0 to 5 element of the Healthy Child Programme is led by health visiting services this includes Health Improvement practitioners, Health Improvement advisors and Community nursery nurses.  The 5 to 19 element is led by school nursing services.

Health visitors visit families in their own home from the antenatal period up to school entry; the service is also delivered virtually and in several settings including families own homes, children centres, the local community or primary care settings.

School nursing services work with children and young people (5 to 19), both in and out of school settings.

As part of our commitment to improve our service, we would like to collect your views about your recent experience with the service.  We would like to know:

  • Whether you are aware of the services available;
  • If you have accessed the services and how your experience was;
  • Why you have not accessed services if you have not done so.

    Your opinion is important to us.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this 5-minute survey.

What happens next

For further information please visit: Redbridge | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Parents

Interests

  • Early Years