Due to the COVID 19 Virus, it has been recommended by the Government that changes will be required to be made to services across the country.
Public Health Nursing 4 Slough have decided to cancel all drop-in clinics, weaning sessions and well-baby groups until further notice.Therefore, we will no longer carry out any routine visits from this week (Exceptions might be made in some cases). A telephone health screening assessment will determine whether a visit is required.
The Public Health Nursing 4 Slough team can still be reached on the duty line on: 01753 373464 for support and advice.
We will keep you updated here and via our social media pages.
Public Health England has published its review of COVID-19 disparities, looking at how the impact of the disease varies according to ethnicity and other factors, such as age, sex, deprivation, occupation, and geography. A link to the full report can be found here.
The review found that:
The analysis was not able to account for other factors, such as comorbidities, occupation, and household composition. These are important, as there are high proportions of BAME workers in key occupations, and many from BAME groups tend to live in larger and multi-generational households, both of which can lead to higher risk of exposure to the virus.
It appears from the PHE analysis that the impact of COVID-19 follows a similar pattern to so many of the deeply ingrained public health challenges that we face – from morbid obesity to deaths from smoking. It is always the most vulnerable that are impacted by public health challenges, and that has a good deal to do with the environments and social determinants of health which people face.
Here at Solutions 4 Health we will continue to both provide and develop innovative, sustainable lifestyle and clinical services that improve healthcare for all, especially those who experience inequitable health outcomes.
These are unprecedented times and we want you to know that there is still lots of support available should you need it.
The government’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are already in place and will undoubtedly affect everyone’s daily lives as we adapt to a new way of living. This may be a particularly challenging time for families with a new baby, young children or teenagers as they struggle to balance work, childcare and their own self-care.
With social distancing restrictions in place the activities that may support and help families cope are not currently accessible and mean families cannot participate in support groups, children/baby groups, social engagements, sports and celebrations as they normally would. This may leave many people feeling isolated and unsure of where to go for support.
During this time, it is important to take care of yours and your children’s physical and emotional wellbeing. There are lots of things you can do, and support is available should you need it either through Public Health Nursing 4 Slough or on some of the useful contacts below.
We hope you and your families keep well and we ask that you continue to stay at home until government restrictions are lifted.
|Babies, children and young people|
Contact details / web link
|Integrated 0-19(25) Public Health Nursing services||
Public Health Nursing 4 Slough
T: 01753 373464 / 0800 7723578
|Local family information||Slough Family Information Service
T: 01753 476 589
|Medical advice if your child is unwell||
NHS Call 111 (24 hour)
** A baby under 3 months with a temperature of 38.5C or above should seek medical advice. This may be Sepsis (or something else) not COVID-19.
|How to keep your baby safe and coping with a crying infant
T: 08451 228 669 (Open 9am-10pm every day)
|Safer sleep – preventing SIDS||Lullaby Trust|
|NHS – Lift the baby|
UNICEF – Baby Friendly Initiative
|The Breastfeeding Network
T: 0300 100 0212 (Open 9.30am – 9.30pm every day)
|Introducing solid foods – from 6 months of age||
NHS / UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative
First Steps Nutrition Trust
|The Child Accident Prevention Trust|
|Toileting||ERIC – The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity
T: 0808 169 9949 (Freephone Mon – Thu, 10am – 2pm)
|Dental hygiene advice||NHS|
|Things to do with your children when social distancing||
BBC Tiny Happy People https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people
|National Geographic for Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/|
|PE with Joe Wicks https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html|
|Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges|
|Support for families of children with disabilities||Contact
T: 0808 808 3555
|Supporting children and young people||NSPCC
T: 0808 800 5000
T: 0800 1111
|Parents / Carers|
|Service||Contact details / web link|
|Looking after your mental health||Samaritans
T: 116 123 (Freephone 24 hours)
T: 0300 365 2000 E: email@example.com
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4pm)
|Domestic abuse – practical and emotional support for women, men & children who are victims of domestic violence.||National Domestic Abuse
T: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
T: 020 7378 3100
|Blue Sky App
|Health eating / exercise||Solutions4Health|