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Universal Children's Services (0 to 19) Redbridge NELFT

The Redbridge Universal Childrens Service (0 to 19 years) is responsible for delivering public health programmes and interventions to improve health outcomes for all parents, children, young people and their families.

  • The teams work with local communities, the whole family, and individual children in different settings e.g. schools, homes and GP surgeries.
  • Health Visitors and School Nurses lead and deliver the healthy child programme for 0-19 year olds, working predominantly with children, young people and their families.
  • Health Visitors and School Nurses work closely with other health services including schools to ensure that the child’s needs are met
  • They are skilled in identifying health problems or concerns early and ensure early support is provided
  • They work in partnership with families and others to ensure that they meet their full potential.
  • This service is aimed at all children 0-19 that live in Redbridge and for those attending a Redbridge school.

 

Antenatal contact

At 28 to 32 weeks into your pregnancy you will be contacted by the Health Visiting team.

 

0 to 5 Healthy Child Programme 

New Birth Contact 

Aimed at:  All families with a newborn baby will receive a visit from Health Visitor/Community Staff Nurse between Days 10-14.
Age Range: Newborn Babies

1 year Developmental Review 

This review is done by the Community Nursery Nurses or Health Visitors and will be completed between 9 & 11 months.

Aimed at: All children aged up to 1 year who reside in Redbridge
Age range: 9-11 months ideally before the child’s 1st birthday

2 to 2½ Year Developmental Review 

This review which is done by Community Nursery Nurses and Health Visitors

Aimed at: This is currently being offered as a targeted service offer
Age range: 2 to 2½ year olds

Healthy Child Clinics 

Families can attend these clinics to obtain support and advice about their children or themselves. Self referral, Midwives, GPs and other services. Health Visitors, Community Staff Nurses and Nursery Nurses are present at these clinics for advice and support.

The 5-19 Healthy Child Programme

5+ Screening 

This takes place at your child's school and includes height, weight, vision and hearing screening.

Aimed at: All children in Reception aged 4½ to 5 years. 

Hearing screening  

Children who have failed the hearing test or referred by school or parent/carer who are concerned with a child’s hearing. This takes place at your child's school.

Aimed at: Any child aged 5 to 19 years who failed the 5+ Hearing screening or where a concern has been raised with a child’s hearing. 

National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)   

Height and weight measured at your child's school. If identified as requiring follow up, this will be carried out by the skill mix team predominantly by the Health Improvement Advisor.

Aimed at: Children in Reception (4 to 5 years) and Year 6 (10 to 11 years)

Care plans and protocols for children with medical needs

Individual health care plan is devised with the school, parent and child supported by the School Nurse. This takes place at your child's school.

Aimed at: All children aged 5 to 19 years attending a Redbridge School

School Drop In sessions   

For children and young people 

Aimed at: Offered to children aged 5 to 19 at all schools: weekly/bi monthly/half termly sessions

Enuresis-Bedtime wetting (Tier 1 Service only) 

Support and referral to Enuresis clinic

Age range: 8+

Referrals

School Nurses can refer on to other services to support young people with their emotional health and wellbeing. To access the service families can contact the school or the service directly or request other agencies to contact the service directly.

Where to go: This service is offered mainly at schools and clinics.

Advice and support

Support on various health issues e.g speech, development, nutrition etc.

Aimed at: All families that reside in Redbridge with children aged 0 to 19

Duty Line

Service runs from Monday to Friday - 9.15am to 1.15pm. Support with various issues e.g Feeding, Sleep, Health and Development, minor illness, appointments and sign posting.

Aimed at: All families that reside in Redbridge
Age range: 0 to 19 years

 

Who to contact

Telephone

0300 300 1579

  • Option 1 for the Loxford/Cranbrook Team
  • Option 2 for the Seven Kings Team
  • Option 3 for the Fairlop Team (formally Hainault Health Centre)
  • Option 4 for the Wanstead/Woodford Team
  • Option 5 for the NCMP Team
  • Option 6 for any other enquiries

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 300 1579 (see weblink for option numbers relating to your local health clinic)
E-mail
nem-tr.0-19universalredbridge@nhs.net
Website
http://www.nelft.nhs.uk

Where to go

Notes

0 -19 health teams are based in health clinics arond Redbridge. Please view the patient information on the web link provided.

When is it on?

Time/date
Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Other Details

Ages
Under 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Referral needed?
Yes
Referral Details

How to access the service: To access the service families can contact the service directly or request other agencies to contact the service directly 

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