28 January 2014

Parents and carers are being encouraged to share their views on Northamptonshire’s children’s and young people’s nursing service.

Background to the review

Northamptonshire County Council, which is now responsible for public health, is carrying out a review of the current school nursing service for children and young people aged from 5 to 19.

School nursing services can make a real difference to the lives of children and young people, helping them to set down strong foundations for good life chances and supporting them in the choices they make about their health.

Over the coming months the county council will be re-commissioning this service so will use feedback gathered during the review to help shape the new service and make sure it meets local needs and priorities.

Cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, Councillor Robin Brown said: “We’re looking for feedback from parents, carers, children and young people, as well as those who work with them, to help us develop a comprehensive public health service for children and young people in Northamptonshire.

“School nursing services have a crucial role to play in looking after the health and wellbeing of the county’s children and young people. We want to make sure that these services are in synch with the way children and young people live their lives as well as helping to promote a healthy school environment.”

The surveys are available at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/consultations