COVID19:

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to help keep you and our colleagues safe we’re following national guidance and minimising face to face contacts. We will continue to support you through video consultation, telephone consultations and virtual clinics and we’ll see you face to face where this is safe, and the most appropriate way to support you in line with the national guidance.

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Important information about services during COVID-19 pandemic

Lancashire Healthy Young People and Families Service remains committed to providing support to children and young people. 

If you have any queries during this difficult time, please contact our Single Point of Access with any queries on:

VCL.019.SinglePointofAccess@nhs.net

0300 247 0040

In line with the latest Government guidance, our core service offer is currently as outlined below:

Health visiting 

Baby clinics are still closed, however, we are working with stakeholders to understand how we can take a phased approach to reinstating them. Once we know more, we will update you.

Antenatal visits will be undertaken over the telephone.

New birth visits will continue face to face where possible, following appropriate telephone screening.

Visits to support vulnerable families and safeguarding visits will continue following appropriate telephone screening.

All safeguarding and Looked After Children will continue to be prioritised

Follow up visits for high risk mothers, babies and families will continue following appropriate telephone screening.

Blood spot screening will continue.

Please be assured that support and advice will continue to be available for service users and professional colleagues via the Single Point of Access number below.

School age nursing 

All safeguarding and Looked After Children will continue to be prioritised.

Support will continue for vulnerable children. This will be provided either over the telephone or face to face as appropriate.

Where possible, staff will provide a telephone follow up to children who have already completed a School Health Needs Assessment and who may be vulnerable.

Support will be available for children and young people via our ChatHealth function.

Please be assured that support and advice will continue to be available for service users and professional colleagues via the Single Point of Access number below.

We will of course be continuing with phone and text advice and digital signposting.

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