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Coronavirus (COVID-19): community child health services - national clinical guidance

Last updated: 12 Jan 2022 - see all updates
Published: 17 Dec 2021

National clinical guidance for community child health services, including health visiting, family nurse partnership, school nursing and infant feeding through the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): community child health services - national clinical guidance
Introduction

Introduction

During the unprecedented situation created by COVID-19, NHS services have had to adapt, alter service provision and introduce measures to reduce spread of the virus to service users, families and staff.

From the outset of the pandemic, community health services for children have been identified as essential services to provide universal and targeted care and protection for babies, children, young people and families. Health visitors, family nurses, school nurses, infant feeding teams and their wider support staff provide care to all babies, young children and their families, proportionate to need, and any deployment should be carefully considered.


First published: 17 Dec 2021 Last updated: 12 Jan 2022 -