Pregnancy and early years

All the news from the Department relating to pregnancy and a child’s early years.
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Advice on preparation of formula milks restated

The Chief Medical Officer and the Director for Public Health Nursing are today restating longstanding advice about the best practice when preparing formula milks, as set out by the Department … Read more → – Advice on preparation of formula milks restated

Useful resources for health visitors

These resources and tools are aimed at health visitors and people who work with them to deliver the Healthy Child Programme for children aged 0 to 5 years old. They … Read more → – Useful resources for health visitors

Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin – December 2012

This month’s edition features information about: improving birthing environments capital grant programme integrated review pilot testing new NHS information service for parents – service is extended Child Line’s Report – … Read more → – Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin – December 2012

‘Bump book’ to help pregnant mums keep healthy

Start4Life, the sister brand to Change4Life, has today launched a free booklet for all pregnant mums to help them keep healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond. The aim is to get … Read more → – ‘Bump book’ to help pregnant mums keep healthy

Health visitor implementation plan 2011 to 2015 sets out call to action

The ‘Health visitor implementation plan’ sets out a call to action to expand and strengthen health visiting services. The plan sets out the purpose, vision, programme of work, governance and … Read more → – Health visitor implementation plan 2011 to 2015 sets out call to action

Children, Families and Maternity bulletin – October 2012

This month’s edition features information about: more and more parents sign up to NHS Information Service for Parents 2011 update of stillbirths in the West Midlands healthy start vitamin distribution … Read more → – Children, Families and Maternity bulletin – October 2012

Second health visitor implementation progress report published

The second quarterly progress report, setting out progress on key areas of the Health Visitor Implementation programme, has been published today. It confirms that the Department remains on track to … Read more → – Second health visitor implementation progress report published