Next Steps for Early Years Public Health

Confirmed to Speak:

  • Dr. Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director, Institute of Health Visiting
  • John Denley, Assistant Director - Commissioning, Birmingham City Council
  • Pip Mayo, Head of Service - Commissioning Centre of Excellence, Birmingham City Council
  • Janet Goring, Clinical Lead - Early Help and Support, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT
  • Jessica Williams, Public Health Principal - Early Years, Bristol City Council
  • Nicky Bale, Lead - Bristol Standard Quality Improvement Scheme, Bristol City Council
  • Kelly Pierce, Senior Midwifery Manager - Public Health Lead, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS FT
  • Susan Biddle, Healthy Communities Consultant (Event Chair)


The health of a child throughout pregnancy and early life has a significant impact on its wellbeing all the way into adulthood. There have been considerable efforts in recent years to coordinate services in order to improve early years public health. In 2015, responsibility for early years public health commissioning was transferred to local authorities, helping to create a joined-up 0-19 years service. Just this year, the government has continued the mandation of the universal five health visiting checks. As a result, there is now a unique opportunity to evaluate how you can further integrate services, commission for value and develop your workforce following these changes.

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to gain a comprehensive update on the national landscape for early years public health since the 0-5 years commissioning transfer. Find out what the next steps for your service are following the mandation of health visiting services, and discover good practice from other local authorities that are meeting their responsibilities effectively.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Comprehensive update on the national landscape since the 0-5 Years Commissioning Transfer
  • The next steps following the mandation of health visiting services
  • Engaging with the health visitor workforce to continue to improve your service
  • Commissioning a joined-up 0-19 years service for healthier, longer lives
  • Learning from other authorities that are meeting their responsibilities effectively
  • Examples of innovative, joined-up approaches to improving early years health
  • Supporting your health visitor service moving forward

The Event:

The morning session will provide you with an up-to-date briefing on the national landscape for early years public health, and the practical steps you should take to improve outcomes in your area.

The afternoon session will explore how different local authorities are meeting their responisbilities effectively to improve their services through integration, workforce development and innovative working.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs for dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Public health officials, Health Visiting teams, clinical leads, early years professionals, commissioning managers, children’s & family health teams, children’s centre managers elected members, school nurses, and anyone interested in the improvement of early years public health.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Thursday 29th June 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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