Health Visitors: Babies

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th November 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of babies born since March 2020 that have been seen face-to-face by a health visitor.

Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of health visitor contacts that fulfil the May 2021 Public Health England guidance which states that mandated reviews should be face-to-face, delivered by a health visitor, or under their supervision, since that guidance was published.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The information is not available in the format requested. However, NHS Digital has recently published monthly health visitor statistics, including information on the proportion of mandated reviews delivered face to face, which is available at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/community-services-statistics-for-children-young-people-and-adults/august-2021/data-sets

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