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On this section of The Grid you will find communication material from the NHS Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust.
Dental Survey of 3 Year Old Children New
Our aim is to measure the experience of tooth decay in children so that services provided by the NHS and Local Authorities reflect the needs of children across Hertfordshire.
Undertaking such a survey will enable resources to be used for effectively and efficiently once areas of high dental need have been accurately identified. We appreciate your support in conducting this survey.
We would be very grateful if you could action the following by 31st January:-
Whooping Cough Vaccination - Advice for Pregnant Women
Following a rise in cases of whooping cough, women who are between 28 and 38 weeks of pregnancy are being offered vaccinations to protect their newborn babies.
The vaccination boosts the short-term immunity passed on by pregnant women, to protect their newborn babies. Whooping cough is a highly contagious infection, with newborns particularly vulnerable to severe complications, including pneumonia and even brain damage.
If you could be affected, contact your nurse, midwife or GP to arrange a vaccination. It should also be offered at your next antenatal appointment. If you work with someone who does not have access to the Grid, please pass this message on to them.
For more information and frequently asked questions on whooping cough vaccinations during pregnancy visit the NHS or the Department of Health websites:
The Department for Education and the Department of Health have a shared programme of work to improve children’s health and wellbeing. Promoting healthy weight in children is an important part of this programme. As part of this programme, the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) requires all children in Reception and Year 6 to be weighed and measured.
This programme does not include Special Schools.
The PCT has requested schools to use the template below when providing their pupil lists for the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) to their school nurse.
SITSS have prepared a report that will extract the required information from SIMS into the new version of the template. To download this report go to:
Letter to Headteachers
The New National HPV Vaccination Programme
The vaccination programme will be aimed at girls aged 12-13 years (Year 8), and will begin in September 2008. There will also be a catch-up campaign for older girls, starting in August 2009 and running for two years. Girls aged 16-18 years (Years 12 and 13) will be offered vaccination in 2009/2010. Girls aged 15-17 years (Years 11 and 12) will be offered the vaccination in 2010/2011.
If you have any questions please contact:
Dr Hilary Angwin on