Help shape and improve the future delivery of the child immunisation service in Wiltshire

Parents and carers are invited to express their views and opinions about children’s immunisations at one of three focus groups taking place across Wiltshire.

It is important children receive the best start in life. Parents are being encouraged to protect their families by ensuring their children receive the right vaccines at the right time.

This is an important opportunity to share your opinions, experiences such as the challenges you may have faced, and ideas and suggestions you may have to help shape and improve the future delivery of the child immunisation service.

Focus groups will take place:

  • 26 September 2018 in Calne 10am-1pm
  • 27 September 2018 in Salisbury 10am-1pm
  • 4 October 2018 in Trowbridge 10am-1pm

Please note that places are limited and booking closes on 23 September 2018. Find out more by reading this flyer.

For further information call Wiltshire Parent Carer Council on 01225 764647, or email them at

Families and Children’s Transformation Programme survey

The Families and Children’s Transformation Programme (FACT) is a programme of work being undertaken by a wide range of organisations looking to make lives better for children, young people and families.

The organisations involved range from the council, police, NHS and schools to family support services, early years’ providers such as children’s centres, childminders and nurseries and also includes a wide variety of community and voluntary sector partners.

The intention of the programme is to align working priorities and practices as much as possible, to make it easier for people to access consistent information, advice and support from services at a time when they need them. The programme can only do that by working with children, young people and families to find out what is most important to them.

In order to reach as many families as possible, an online survey has been created to gather views on some of the key stages of childhood and parenting. The survey can be answered by parents/carers or by children and young people looking at the questions relevant to them.

Access the survey here to share your views.
The survey closes on 7 September 2018.

Please have your say and if you have any further feedback contact

Community Child Health Services

Community Child Health Services in Wiltshire – The Way Forward

What are Community Child Services?

Children’s Community Health Services are a group of 14 different services for children:

  • Health Visiting Service
  • Family Nurse Partnership
  • School Nursing and National Child Measurement programme
  • School-aged immunisation programme
  • Children’s Learning Disability Nursing
  • Integrated Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Children’s Community Nursing
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Community Paediatric Audiology (West Wiltshire only)
  • Safeguarding Named Nurses
  • Looked After Children
  • Portage (Salisbury area only)
  • Child Health Information Service (CHIS)

In Wiltshire, these services are currently delivered by five separate organisations.

Creating a single Community Child Health Service for Wiltshire

As a result of listening to, consulting and involving service users, it has been determined that services and support for the county’s children and young people can be delivered more consistently and equitably through the delivery of services via a single contract, creating a service model for a single Community Child Health Service.

Consistent and equitable community health and support for Wiltshire’s children and young people

Wiltshire CCG, Wiltshire Council and NHS England are jointly re-commissioning the services to create a single Community Child Health Service for Wiltshire. It will mean that every child, young person and their family across the county, no matter where they live, will have access to the same level of services and support. Services will be easier to access and there will be a potential for improved joint work with GPs, Wiltshire Council and other partners.

Thank you for helping shape your new service

Service users have been at the heart of consultation and engagement on this new service. As well as public events there have been regular meetings, workshops, children and young people and parent/carer focus groups and on-line surveys. The new service, to be in place for April 2016, will deliver consistent and equitable levels of service and support throughout Wiltshire that is shaped by you.

Further information: Public presentation: The Way Forward. 18 November 2014.

Any questions?

Please feel free to contact Wiltshire CCG’s Communications team on 01380 736010 or email us

The Vision
The Wiltshire Children & Young People’s Plan sets out the Joint vision of improving outcomes for children and young people in Wiltshire; promoting safeguarding; reducing, preventing and mitigating the effects of child poverty; and enabling resilient individuals, families and communities.

To deliver this vision within Community Child Health Services we will make sure that children and young people in Wiltshire have the best possible start in life by the delivery of an over-arching model of Community Child Health service that delivers accessible, high quality services meeting the identified needs of children, young people and families.

Survey Update

Thank you to all those who have taken part in our online surveys – your input has been invaluable. We’ve listened to all your thoughts, comments and suggestions and they have helped shape the new service.

Please note that Community Child Health Services in Wiltshire exclude those provided in Swindon

Prevalence of women giving birth who classed themselves as smokeNew figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show that Wiltshire has the highest levels of immunisation for most routine childhood vaccinations, with MMR coverage for children aged two and over hitting the WHO target of 95%.  The average for England overall is below the WHO target at 92.7% so this is excellent news for WIltshire.

The full report can be viewed here: