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Short weekly update from the CEO of Public Health England (PHE), including:

  • PHE Chair, David Heymann, will be leaving after eight years as Chair
  • launch of the new Physical Activity Strategy for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • in a recent bibliometric analysis spanning 30 years, PHE’s Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (AMRHAI) Reference Unit has been named one of the most productive centres worldwide for publications relating to carbapenem resistance
  • the Local Government Association hosted ‘Our Day’ – a chance for local authorities to celebrate what they do in a typical day and for those that work with them to express appreciation for the hard work and dedication of those behind our public services
  • according to new analysis from PHE’s national cancer registration and analysis service and Cancer Research UK, Black African women are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer as white women in England
  • Children and Young People’s Takeover Day

Public Health England (PHE) has published a new integrated 4-5-6 model for health visitors and school nurses, together with refreshed High Impact Areas for early years (health visiting) and the High Impact Areas for school aged years (school nursing).

These documents support local authorities and providers in commissioning and delivering children’s public health services aged 0 to 19 years.  They are mainly intended for use by commissioners of health visiting and school nursing, and local authorities, to ensure that health visiting and school nursing services are commissioned effectively.

These documents identify 6 areas where health visitors have the highest impact on the health and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 5 years and a further 6 areas for school aged children from 5 to 19 years.

New Infographics

New integrated 4-5-6 model

New integrated 4-5-6 model

Download 4 supporting infographics aimed at health visitors and school nurses for:

  • the 4-5-6 approach for health visiting and school nursing (see above infographic)
  • helping children and families achieve their potential: the Troubled Families programme
  • immunisation: protect, prevent, promote
  • improving oral health for children and young people

There is also a pathway and infographic for understanding female genital mutilation (FGM) to help midwives, health visitors, school nurses and practice nurses support women and girls at risk of or following FGM.