Health Visitors and Antenatal Services

Details:

Reference Number: 5672
Request Date: 27/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1     On 1st February 2019 who provided/employed the health visitors commissioned by your local authority?
A.1 Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

Q.2     On 1st February 2019 how many whole time equivalent health visitors were employed by that organisation?

A.2 74 WTE

 

Q.3     On 1st February 2019, how many children under-5 years of age are there in your local authority area?

A.3 There are 17050 children born and registered at GP surgeries aged 0-5 living in Northumberland from the information provided in September 2018.

 

Q.4     Are there any plans to review/change who provides health visitors in your local authority area? If there are, what timeline is being used to make these decisions?

A.4 No

 

Q.5     Who is the responsible manager for the health visiting service. Please also provide their email address. 

A.5 Karen Herne, Senior Public Health Manager

publichealth@northumberland.gov.uk

 

NB:   For your answers, please either use the NHS Digital definition of health visitor or alternatively provide the definition that you are using in your answer. If you are unable to provide data for 1st February 2019, please provide it for the nearest available date and advise what this date is. Definition used by NHS Digital re. Health visitors (notes 28 and 29 from the nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff matrix of Occupation Code Manual) 28. Please ensure to code the following as Health Visitors:  qualified nurses/midwives who also hold a qualification as a Registered Health Visitor under the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing part of the NMC Register working directly with children and families;  qualified and registered Health Visitors who perform specific activities such as providing breastfeeding advice to parents;  family nurses working within the Family Nurse Partnership Programme who are qualified and registered as Health Visitors;  Sure Start Children’s Centre qualified and registered named Health Visitors;  managers within a Health visiting team who hold a health visiting qualification and registration and are involved in clinical work or safeguarding.  29. Please ensure that the following employees are not coded as Health Visitors: any person working in a health visiting team who does not hold a qualification and registration as a Health Visitor; any person who holds a qualification and registration as a Health Visitor but is not employed in a role where this is a requirement; managers within a health visiting team who hold health visiting qualification and registration but are not involved in clinical work or safeguarding. Please see below the general definition for ‘health visitor’ from the Occupation Code Manual: Health Visitor:   An employee who holds a qualification as a Registered Health Visitor under the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing part of the NMC Register and who occupies a post where such a qualification is a requirement.  Not below Agenda for Change Band 6.



Details:

Reference Number: 5949
Request Date: 16/04/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

The NSPCC would like to develop its understanding of the Healthy Child Programme beyond what is available using the PHE Fingertips data – we would like to know the numbers of children eligible at each time point and the format that the main contact took. We’d be very grateful if you could answer the questions below.
 
Q.1A) How many children in your local authority area were eligible for contacts under the mandated Healthy Child Programme over the last two years (April 1 to March 31, 2017-18 & 2018-19) Please use the grid below to tell us how many children were eligible for each contact during this period.
 
Contact Number of children eligible in 2017-18 Number of children eligible in 2018-19
Antenatal visit    
New Birth Visit    
6-8 week reviews    
12 month reviews    
2-2½ year reviews    
 
 
Q.1B) Please use the grid below to record the number of Healthy Child Programme contacts that were delivered in each of the following formats in 2017/18 and 2018/19.
 
NB: Please do not provide information on the format of reminders or additional forms of communication, i.e. if a letter, phone call or text message also took place in addition to a face to face visit, please just record as a ‘Face to Face’ visit. 
 
 
Contact 2017-2018
Face to face Letter in Post Phone Call Text message email No contact in any form
Antenatal visit            
New Birth Visit (NBV)            
6-8 week reviews            
12 month reviews            
2-2 ½ yer reviews            
 
 
 
Contact 2018-2019
  Face to face Letter in Post Phone Call Text message email No contact in any form
Antenatal visit            
New Birth Visit (NBV)            
6-8 week reviews            
12 month reviews            
2-2 ½ yer reviews            
 
 
   
Q.2    Please tick if your Local Authority also offers:
 
Universal Plus (provide families with access to expert advice and support on issues such as postnatal depression, weaning and sleepless children)  
Universal Partnership Plus (support families with children with complex needs, such as long-term conditions – both themselves and linking them with local services)  
 
 
A.1 & A.2  Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you have requested, please see the attached information in response.