Pregnancy and early years

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More time to have your say on making the Nursery Milk Scheme more cost effective

The Department wants to maximise the opportunity for all interested parties to contribute to the Nursery Milk Scheme consultation, particularly all schools and nurseries across Great Britain. Therefore, and in … Read more → – More time to have your say on making the Nursery Milk Scheme more cost effective

Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin – August 2012

This month’s edition features information about: Children and Young People’s Outcomes Strategy NHS Commissioning Board Mandate Family Nurse Partnership Procurement Capital Grant Programme for Children’s and Adult Hospices Extension of … Read more → – Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin – August 2012

Further evaluation of Family Nurse Partnership programme published

The Department is publishing 3 reports that provide the results of further evaluative studies of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme. They cover the themes of programme eligibility, emerging issues … Read more → – Further evaluation of Family Nurse Partnership programme published

Start4Life produces updated guide to bottle feeding

Important information on bottle feeding is provided in this Start4Life booklet. It provides advice on sterilising feeding bottles and equipment, preparing infant formula feeds, and gives easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations … Read more → – Start4Life produces updated guide to bottle feeding

Family Nurse Partnership Programme Information Leaflet

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme information leaflet has been revised and updated. It covers the main features of the programme, as well as information for commissioners. The Government made … Read more → – Family Nurse Partnership Programme Information Leaflet

Healthy Start scheme research published

Retailers find the Healthy Start scheme easy to administer and beneficial to their customers, according to research published today. Commissioned to give Government a better understanding of how retailers experience … Read more → – Healthy Start scheme research published

Health visitor numbers rising

The Department is on track to meet its commitment to increase the number of health visitors by an extra 4,200 by April 2015. This is thanks to the concerted support … Read more → – Health visitor numbers rising