The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the weight and height of children in reception class (aged 4 to 5 years) and year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years) to assess overweight children and obese levels within primary schools. This data can be used at a national level to support local public health initiatives and inform the local planning and delivery of services for children.
The immunisation service provides a programme of childhood vaccinations against diseases such as polio and measles. It also provides vaccines against seasonal and pandemic influenza (flu) and Pneumococcal infections.
Advice and information about contraception and access to emergency contraception services.
Advice and information on health issues of concern to individuals and the community. Providing advice on how to live active and healthy lives for all members of the community. The local authority may work with other agencies (health services) and organisations to provide this service.
Established and hosted by local authorities, health and wellbeing boards bring together the NHS, public health, adult social care and children's services, including elected representatives and Local Healthwatch, to plan and form a strategy of how best to meet the needs of their local population and tackle local inequalities in health.
Free health checks are provided to anyone eligible between the ages of 40 and 74 tro enable them to take steps to maintain or improve their health.
This service provides a confidential service, counselling and emotional support, financial advice and practical advice to people diagnosed with HIV.
LINks are made up of individuals and community groups who work together to improve local health and care services. The job of a LINk is to find out what people like and dislike about local health and care services and work with the people who plan and run them to help make them better. This may involve talking directly to health care professionals about a service that is not being offered or suggesting ways that an existing service could be made better.
Midwifery and maternity offer services to families within children's centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. Midwifery and health visiting teams provide essential support throughout every stage of pregnancy and through the early years.
An assessment of the current and future health and social care needs of the local community. A joint strategic health assessment is carried out by the local authority and their partners in public health and should consider wider factors that impact on their communities health and wellbeing, and local assets that can help to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities
Information, advice and help to assist local residents who smoke to stop smoking.