The 0– 5 years Child health AHW, a DAHS Child Health RN and their GP Buddy work together to ensure that children in this age group in particular are appropriately screened, monitored, and linked with Paediatric Specialist services when needed.
The child health workers have established relationships with other organisations in Derby, such as local child-care, to extend child health education and screening into the community setting. There is also a close working relationship with the Paediatricians to ensure children are seen following referrals by the GP. There is regular contact made with the school nurse to enable continuity between preschool and school years.
The Child Health Nurses and other DAHS staff (registered Nurses) have completed recognised immunisation training courses are able to perform opportunistic immunisations at any time they are available