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Consultation opens to help shape school nursing and health visiting services


From Monday 4 September, families are being asked for their input on ideas to develop school nursing and health visiting services in the county.


Working together with local provider, Gloucestershire Care Services, the county council is bringing together health visiting and school nursing into a single service for all children aged 0-19 and their families.


As part of this work, there are opportunities to make changes so that the services work better for people. The council wants to hear from parents to be, parents, guardians and young people in particular about what the proposals mean for them.


There are five topics in the survey:


  • Two year old health check –  helping more parents access the health check


  • Baby hubs –  helping parents meet other parents and learn from each other


  • School nursing hubs –  bringing school nursing to more parents, children and young people in the county


  • One to one support – designing a consistent approach to common issues


  • Hearing screening – helping hearing problems to be identified earlier


Your support in promoting the survey is much appreciated. Please keep an eye out for social media and share.

More information and the survey is available to at and a dedicated young people’s survey is at . It is open from 4 September to 19 November.

Paper copies of the survey will be available from libraries, GP surgeries and children’s centres.

Public consultation events will be held at the following locations from 10am to 3pm:

  • Gloucester, city centre on the cross – 13 September
  • Cirencester, Market Place – 19 September
  • Coleford, Clock Tower roundabout – 5 October
  • Cheltenham, town centre High Street – 11 October
  • Stroud, Kings Street – 16 October

For more information contact Julie Craig

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