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Maternal and Child Public Health

The role of the maternity, children and public health team is to reduce inequalities and improve the heath and wellbeing of children, young people and pregnant women by providing strategic, evidence based advice and guidance enabling the delivery of high quality services.

Core Team Members

  •     Catriona Milosevic, Consultant in Public Health Medicine
  •     Susan Manion, Associate Director of Delivery & Child Health Commissioner
  •     Uzma Rehman, Programme Manager
  •     Lesley Nish, Health Improvement Lead
  •     Suzanne Whiteford, Health Improvement Senior
  •     Support for data analysis is provided by Paul Burton

Team Vision

To improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, children and young people and their families.  To reduce inequalities within these groups and between these groups and the rest of the population.

Team Workplan

The key objectives within the workplan are to:

1.  Improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and their children across the antenatal and perinatal period and reduces inequalities within these groups and between these groups.

2.  Provide leadership to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people and reduces inequalities within this population.

3.  Lead the creation and dissemination of surveillance and intelligence outputs form the Child Health suveillance system, EMIS web and other sources.

4.  Contribute to more effective network governance for the maternity and children’s agenda within NHSGGC and nationally.

5.  Develop and influence the implementation of the child safety and unintentional injury strategy for NHSGGC.

6.  Support professional practice by creating evidence to ensure that health visitor action targets better outcomes for children and families living in relative socio-economic deprivation.

7.  Lead the development of the child and maternal health and intelligence function within NHSGGC and at a regional level.

8.  Evaluate, report and act to reduce impact of relative poverty for children and families.

Contact

To contact the Maternal and Child Public Health Team please e-mail Emma.Kinghorn@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Reports
Resources for staff
Local Child Poverty Action Reports

The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 places a duty on local authorities and regional health boards in Scotland to produce annual Local Child Poverty Action Reports (LCPARs) describing ongoing and planned action to tackle child poverty at local level. National guidance suggests that the LCPARs be developed collaboratively with local partners and that they bring about a ‘step change’ in action to tackle child poverty.

Local Child Poverty Action Reports 2020/21

The first round of Local Child Poverty Action Reports were published in June 2019 and are available below.

Local Child Poverty Action Reports

Local Child Poverty Action Reports Website Links

  • Glasgow City
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • Inverclyde

Useful Resources and Websites