4 Little Checks
Community feedback supported the need for child health early intervention. The Department of Health modified the ‘purple book’ appointment schedule in July 2017; combining the 18 month and 3 year old health checks to a new 2 year old health check; to ensure any signs of developmental delay can be addressed early. While community child health nurse visits are free to families; data shows a low uptake of scheduled checks. This Action Team will undertake a series of trials, to understand what it might take to increase awareness and the take up rate of these important developmental checks.