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What makes health visiting successful—or not? 1. Universality

Cowley, Sarah, Whittaker, Karen, Malone, Mary, Donetto, Sara, Grigulis, Astrida and Maben, Jill (2018) What makes health visiting successful—or not? 1. Universality Journal of Health Visiting, 6 (7). pp. 352-360.

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Abstract

The altered landscape surrounding commissioning of public health provision has affected the nature and range of health visitor services across England. This is the first of two papers reporting evidence from a programme of research that focused on how health visiting works, also reporting service user and workforce perspectives. Evidence for a service model is offered, based on universal principles and maximising the capacity of the health visiting resource. Where service specifications fail to give careful attention to this evidence, the reshaped services for children and families may miss core ingredients that enable health visitors to make a difference, delivering a proportionate and successful child health programme for the early years.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Cowley, Sarah
Whittaker, Karen
Malone, Mary
Donetto, Sara
Grigulis, Astrida
Maben, Jillj.maben@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 18 July 2018
DOI : 10.12968/johv.2018.6.7.352
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 MA Healthcare Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords : Health Visitors; Maternal-Child Health Services; Health Equity; Health Promotion; Proportionate Universalism; Universal Coverage
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 25 Jul 2018 08:02
Last Modified : 19 Jan 2019 02:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/848774

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