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Maternal and Child Public Health

Team Purpose within the Public Health and Health Improvement Directorate

The role of the Maternity, Children and Public Health Team is to reduce inequalities and improve the heath and wellbeing of children, young people and pregnant women by providing strategic, evidence based advice and guidance enabling the delivery of high quality services.

Core Team Members

  •     Sonya Scott, Consultant in Public Health Medicine
  •     Uzma Rehman, Programme Manager
  •     Lesley Nish, Health Improvement Senior
  •     Research & Evaluation support is provided by Rona Dougall and Susan Fleming
  •     Support for data analysis is provided by Paul Burton

Team Vision

To improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, children and young people and their families.  To reduce inequalities within these groups and between these groups and the rest of the population.

Team Workplan

The key objectives within the workplan are to:

1.  Improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and their children across the antenatal and perinatal period and reduces inequalities within these groups and between these groups.

2.  Provide leadership to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people and reduces

     inequalities within this population.

3.  Lead the creation and dissemination of surveillance and intelligence outputs form the Child Health     

     Surveillance system, EMIS web and other sources.

4.  Contribute to more effective network governance for the maternity and children's agenda within NHSGGC 

     and nationally.

5.  Develop and influence the implementation of the child safety and unintentional injury strategy for NHSGGC.

6.  Support professional practice by creating evidence to ensure that health visitor action targets better

     outcomes for children and families living in relative socio-economic deprivation.

7.  Lead the development of the child and maternal health and intelligence function within NHSGGC and at a

     regional level.

8.  Evaluate, report and act to reduce impact of relative poverty for children and families.

 

Contact

To contact the Maternal and Child Public Health Team please e-mail Emma.Kinghorn@ggc.scot.nhs.uk