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

Representatives from the CCG will be at the next Area Board meeting, which is being held in Downton, Salisbury, on Monday 13 October, between 6pm and 8.30pm.

Come along and hear about the Better Care Plan and talk to health experts, learn about leading a healthier lifestyle and about how your CCG is working to provide the right healthcare for you, with you and near your.