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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th March 2022.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there is any requirement that health visitors see a baby during their mandated contact or if a phone call with only one parent can count as valid service delivery in current data collection.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Clinical advice is that effective mandated reviews should include face to face assessment. This advice is set out in the health visiting and school nurse service delivery model, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/commissioning-of-public-health-services-for-children/health-visiting-and-school-nursing-service-delivery-model

Guidance on collection of service delivery metrics for 2022/23 is being reviewed and will be updated shortly.

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