Useful links

Here you can find an alphabetical list of useful links for the Health Visiting Service


Breastfeeding

 

Hull & East Riding Mumbler

 

Sepsis

Click here for more info on Sepsis

Click here to access a video on Sepsis

 

Vitamin D

The new advice from Public Health England (PHE) is that adults and children over the age of one should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D, particularly during autumn and winter:

 

Water Fluoridation

Health Visitors advise parents on caring for their babies teeth at the 3-4 month contact and we give them a complimentary dental pack consisting of a free flowing beaker, tooth brush and toothpaste.

Again at the 9-12 month and 2 year reviews Health Visitors reinforce these oral health messages and provide more tooth brushes and toothpaste and encourage parents to register their children with a local dentist.

Below is an extract from the LDC statement on water fluoridation:

Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Local Dental Committee, statement in support of water fluoridation

Hull and the Riding of East Yorkshire Local Dental Committee endorses water Dental
fluoridation as a safe and effective method of reducing tooth decay. 
Local dental health professionals know from day to day experience in treating patients that resolute action on a community-wide scale is needed in Hull to
address the unacceptably high rates of tooth decay among children.

Whilst dental health education is very important – to impress upon children
and their parents the need to brush their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste and to moderate their consumption of sugary foods and drinks – the evidence of the past 50 or more years shows that fluoridating water has significant additional benefits.

Hull needs a combination of methods to help protect our children’s teeth. 
Water fluoridation should be one of them. Fluoridation benefits adults too.