4 Little Checks

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.

Check out how this approach began as ‘Target 100% 2 Year Old Health Checks’

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Thursday 22 November action team meeting minutes