Shaping Health Visiting and School Nursing Survey
North Lincolnshire Council is seeking your views to help shape the future design of Health Visiting and School Nursing services for children and young people aged 0-19 years in North Lincolnshire.
Currently the Health Visiting and School Nursing Services are provided by two NHS organisations and these services work well with other organisations such as hospitals, GP surgeries, health centres, and Children’s Services to ensure that children and young people are healthy.
Why do the Council want your views?
North Lincolnshire Council is responsible for commissioning or buying health visiting and school nursing services.
As part of reviewing existing services and as part of re commissioning services the Council is seeking your views about the things that make a difference and the things that are important to children, young people, parents and carers who will receive visits, help and support from Health Visitors and School Nurses.
The Council would like to develop a service that is integrated i.e. continues to work more closely with other services and this may include health visitors and school nurses sharing offices with each other and buildings or sharing offices and accommodation with other services such as Children’s Centres.
What will an integrated service for 0-19 year olds do?
The benefits of an integrated service are;
- Health Visitors, School Nurses working more closely with other services that support children, young people and families
- More flexibility in how people access the service
- The ability to have a range of skills in the Health Visiting and School Nursing Service
- A greater focus on improving health and wellbeing for children, young people and their families.
- Working closely with children and young people and their families whom may have additional needs, i.e. children and young people who may not be developing as well as they could, promoting healthy eating and a healthy weight, and promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing
- Supporting parents and carers if they are worried about their child’s health and wellbeing
NLC think they need to do this by providing services which meet the needs of children and young people and their families, so that they can:
- feel good about themselves and know how to stay healthy
- access good advice and information
- have problems identified early and acted upon quickly
- support for parents/carers who may be worried about a child’s health and development
- access services in the right place and at the right time
Fill in a short survey here and share your views. The survey remains open until the end of the academic year (21 July 2016).