28 Sep National Healthy Child Programme
As part of the National Healthy Child Programme the Gateshead 0-19 Growing Healthy Team offer parents/carers an opportunity to complete a reception/year 6 health questionnaire. Each year a Healthy Child Questionnaire is distributed to parents/carers to complete. As a result of Covid 19 restrictions currently in place the safest way to complete this questionnaire is by telephone. The Gateshead School Health Screening Team will contact parents of reception and year 6 children over the coming weeks and months by telephone.
The health information they gather enables them to provide the appropriate public health support required to promote children’s health and wellbeing. This also gives families the opportunity to discuss any concerns or health issues with a member of the school nursing team.