30th June 2017
This week, the iHV was on two national platforms focused on the future of child health. We use these opportunities to raise our concerns about the pressures on health visiting services and the risks to children and families as a result.
The national platforms, Westminster Briefing and Public Policy Exchange, are for mixed audiences of government officials, policy makers, local authority commissioners and those involved in running and delivering children’s services.
These events allow for discussion and debate of important issues affecting public health and, coincidentally, both events were focused on Early Years Public Health services this week. They provided a great opportunity to get the facts and evidence about about the benefits of the health visiting service and early intervention to those involved in commissioning and delivering children’s services.
Any delegates unsure of the complexity of the HV role were encouraged to arrange to shadow a HV!