“Six week baby check in general practice" project / prepared by Lynne McBride and Christine McMaster

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/65234
Title:
“Six week baby check in general practice" project / prepared by Lynne McBride and Christine McMaster
Authors:
McBride, Lynne; McMaster, Christine
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE) West (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim & West Cavan)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Mar-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/65234
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The check that babies are offered at 6 weeks of age is a key part of an evidence based child health surveillance and screening service, and is a routine part of the work of most General Practitioners. However, up until now there has been little opportunity to look at the quality of this service. This project represents a very important and innovative approach to improving the quality of services provided to parents and children. It demonstrates how primary care plays a central part in child health surveillance and shows how evidence may be translated into practice and result in greater satisfaction for parents and better outcomes for children. It also shows how improvements can be made in services that, although ‘low tech’ and routine, have real potential in terms of not only detecting problems at an early stage but also providing opportunities for promoting health.
Keywords:
HEALTH PROMOTION; INFANT; INFANT CARE
Sponsors:
Irish College of General Practitioners Best Health for Children / Programme of Action for Children

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Lynne-
dc.contributor.authorMcMaster, Christine-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-17T09:06:31Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-17T09:06:31Z-
dc.date.issued2006-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/65234-
dc.descriptionThe check that babies are offered at 6 weeks of age is a key part of an evidence based child health surveillance and screening service, and is a routine part of the work of most General Practitioners. However, up until now there has been little opportunity to look at the quality of this service. This project represents a very important and innovative approach to improving the quality of services provided to parents and children. It demonstrates how primary care plays a central part in child health surveillance and shows how evidence may be translated into practice and result in greater satisfaction for parents and better outcomes for children. It also shows how improvements can be made in services that, although ‘low tech’ and routine, have real potential in terms of not only detecting problems at an early stage but also providing opportunities for promoting health.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish College of General Practitioners Best Health for Children / Programme of Action for Childrenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen
dc.subjectINFANTen
dc.subjectINFANT CAREen
dc.title“Six week baby check in general practice" project / prepared by Lynne McBride and Christine McMasteren
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE) West (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim & West Cavan)en
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