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These Good Practice Points are based on the six high impact areas for health visitor public health outcomes, and the content of the Healthy Child Programme and the publication Birth to Five. They have been written by topic experts, health visitors and others using the most up-to-date evidence. 

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They have all been peer reviewed by academic HVs, senior HVs in practice and parents to ensure that they accurately reflect both the latest evidence and practice experience.

More Good Practice Points available to members only can be found in the Resource Library A-Z under alphabetic topic headings.

 

Transition to Parenthood and the Early Weeks

In this section you will find good practice points to support the early days of having a baby such as: Immunisations; Healthy attachment; Oral Thrush; Safer Sleep; Cradle Cap; Reflux; Colic

 

Breastfeeding

In this section you will find information and links to support Breastfeeding.

 

Mental Health

In this section you will find good practice points to support mental health and well being for the whole family.

 

Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition

In this section you will find good practice points to support healthy nutrition such as: Complementary feeding & Baby-Led Weaning; Healthy Infant & Toddler Diet; Feeding the Older Child

 

Managing Minor Illness and Reducing Accidents

In this section you will find good practice points to support managing minor illness & reducing accidents such as: How to reduce accidents in pre-school children

 

Health, Wellbeing and Development of the Child

In this section you will find good practice points to support healthy 2 year olds & school readiness such as: Independent Sleep; Smoking near children; Dental health; Difficult behaviours; ASQ/SE; Eczema; Child Development; Travelling with babies

 

Generic GPPs

In this section you will find a wide range of Good Practice Points which do not come under the High Impact Areas

GPP – Advocating the use of Vitamin D
GPP – An introduction to Food Allergies
GPP – Childhood cancer: spotting the signs and symptoms
GPP – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
GPP – Food insecurity and families
GPP – Keeping infants and young children safe around dogs in the home
GPP – Promoting physical activity during pregnancy and the postnatal period
GPP – Recognition and Management of Hyperemesis Gravidarum
GPP – Reducing alcohol harm: Early intervention and prevention
GPP – Retinoblastoma (eye cancer in babies and children)
GPP – Signs and symptoms of Varicella (chickenpox) and knowing what to look for
GPP – Spotting the signs of an individual in Domestic Slavery (DS)
GPP – Supporting a parent when their partner dies
GPP – Supporting children with Down’s syndrome and their families
GPP – Supporting children with Down’s syndrome: growth, feeding and development
GPP – Supporting families experiencing pregnancy loss or the death of an unborn baby
GPP – Supporting families following the death of an infant or child (aged 1 to 4 years)
GPP – Supporting families following the death of a baby
GPP – Supporting parents whose own parent (or early attachment figure) has died
GPP – Supporting young children who have lost a parent
GPP – Umbilical Granuloma
GPP – Working with parental substance misuse (illicit drugs)
GPP – Working with victims and survivors of Forced Marriage
GPP eXtra – Understanding Genomics
GPP eXtra – Working with Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) by Carers