Child and Maternal Health

  • Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week 18-22 June 2018

    19th June 2018 by

    Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week takes place every year in June and is an opportunity for organisations and groups to show their support for breastfeeding. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting breastfeeding and the Programme for Government 2017-18 made a commitment to increase resources for breastfeeding to support mothers, particularly in the days immediately following…

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  • Neonatal Expenses Fund

    19th April 2018 by

    Ready for take off! On 1st April 2018 a new scheme was launched to allow parents of babies in neonatal care to claim expenses for travel, parking and meals. The Neonatal Expenses Fund (NEF) is a £1.5 million Scottish Government funded scheme that was announced in December 2017. In 2017 The Best Start: A Five…

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  • Family Nurse Partnership – Celebrations and expansion

    10th November 2017 by

    Last week was a very busy week for the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland. There was a celebration of NHS Tayside’s FNP Programme on Monday and a Scotland-wide event for the FNP workforce on Tuesday. The Millennium Stars celebratory event in NHS Tayside on Monday 30 October celebrated their success with FNP. They marked the recruitment of over…

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  • 10,000 baby boxes delivered

    20th October 2017 by

    The baby boxes scheme began in August this year, and since then 10,000 boxes have been delivered, and registration for baby boxes has reached 20,000.

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  • Taking Care of our Future – Celebrating health visiting in Scotland

    12th October 2017 by

    August this year saw the first national conference for health visitors in Scotland. 300 people working in health visiting gathered in Glasgow to hear from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport; CNO, Fiona McQueen and academics Sarah Cowley and Harry Burns. All of the speakers thanked health visitors for their work and noted the…

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