Public Health England has published a new integrated 4-5-6 model for health visitors and school nurses.
As well as the model, PHE has refreshed the “high impact areas” for early years for health visiting and for school aged years for school nursing.
The documents support local authorities and providers in commissioning and delivering children’s public health services aged 0 to 19 years, noted the Institute of Health Visiting.
It said the resources were “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.
It added that the documents identified six areas where health visitors have the highest impact on the health and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 5 years and a further six areas for school aged children from five to 19 years.
In addition, the institute highlighted that four supporting downloads aimed at health visitors and school nurses had been produced. They cover:
- The 4-5-6 approach for health visiting and school nursing (see infographic below)
- 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.
New integrated 4-5-6 model for public health nurses