Wiltshire Children's Community Services - Virgin Care
Breastfeeding rates in Wiltshire are above the national average, but our commissioned service is keen to ensure that more women are able to breastfeed and for as long as they want to.
Despite all the obstacles posed by the pandemic, our team responsible for giving school children in Wiltshire, BANES and Devon their flu vaccine have become record breakers.
How we introduced a digital immunisations consent service to transform the way that we give children important vaccinations, improve patient care, save the NHS money and reduce risks.
Nurse Vivien Crouch has worked in her chosen career for 60 years and says, at the age of 76, she has no plans to stop.
A virtual teaching session to help young people cope with the pressures of coronavirus is being offered by our Wiltshire business unit to all secondary schools in the county after a successful trial over the summer.
When Covid-19 made it impossible for our Wiltshire’s Community Paediatric team to hold essential face to face appointments with young people with ADHD, their colleagues in the Public Health School Nursing team stepped in during their summer break to help out.
Sending your little one to primary school for the first time can be emotional and stressful, and we understand it may be even more so this year. Read our advice.
Family nurse Alison Ancrum has found an unexpected positive side to the coronavirus pandemic – going for socially distanced walks with parents and their children to help them open up and be more frank.
We implemented new technology to allow clinicians to continue to engage with patients, families and other service users during the pandemic.
School children can access help and advice through our confidential text service during the summer holidays
Our school nurses are on hand to give young people help and advice on a range of issues via our confidential Chathealth texting service.
A virtual teaching session to help young people cope with the pressures of coronavirus is being piloted in two schools in Wiltshire.
Specialist health visitor Marian Judd is used to giving mums and dads advice on breast feeding face to face.