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New health support website for Derbyshire families

A new website offering a free one-stop shop for health support for Derbyshire families with children of all ages, has been launched by the children’s services team:  www.derbyshirefamilyhealthservice.nhs.uk.

The new website brings together expert advice and information from healthcare professionals working in the county’s public health and wellbeing services for 0-19 year-olds. Among the topics covered are health visiting, infant feeding and nutrition, public health (school) nursing, school age immunisations, children’s continence and oral health promotion. Along with the website a new group Facebook page @DerbysFamilyHealth provides weekly advice and top tips for families.

The website will continue to evolve, with local baby group information and short videos for tops tips around mental health advice for both children and parents and carers, as well as preparing families for their children starting school or moving to secondary school and other key themes that have been requested by parents and carers.