Pregnancy and early years

Mother with newborn baby

Health Visitor Implementation Progress Report

The Health Visitor Implementation report published today, sets out progress on key areas of the Health Visitor Implementation programme, which began in February 2011. The key aim of the programme … Read more → – Health Visitor Implementation Progress Report

Statistical releases on breastfeeding and on smoking

The Department today published the latest quarterly statistics on: breastfeeding initiation and prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks – Quarter 2, 2011/12 smoking at delivery – Quarter 2, 2011/12 Key … Read more → – Statistical releases on breastfeeding and on smoking

Mortality Monitoring bulletin update

The Department of Health today published an updated version of its annual mortality monitoring bulletin on infant mortality. Key findings between 2008-10, the infant mortality rate in England and Wales … Read more → – Mortality Monitoring bulletin update

Remember to get your flu jab

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is reminding everyone in an at-risk group to come forward and join the estimated seven million people who have already had the … Read more → – Remember to get your flu jab

Preparation for Birth and Beyond: resource pack to help parenthood groups

‘Preparation for Birth and Beyond: a resource pack for leaders of community groups and activities’, which aims to help the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector in planning or … Read more → – Preparation for Birth and Beyond: resource pack to help parenthood groups

Winter flu vaccination programme begins

From today, millions of people in at risk groups are urged to get vaccinated, as the seasonal flu vaccine is made available free of charge from GPs for people in … Read more → – Winter flu vaccination programme begins

Abortion statistics information updated

Updated and additional information on abortion/termination of pregnancy has been published. It now includes a summary of the users and uses of abortion statistics (in the statistics and research section) … Read more → – Abortion statistics information updated