Entries by Sally Cornish

NHS 111 by phone and now online:

    Contact Telephone: 111                      Online: www.111.nhs.uk The Luton wide health care system is prompting the use of NHS 111 for when the public are seeking urgent medical help. The service is accessible by telephone and now also online and ensures that people are seen in the right place at the right time by the most appropriate healthcare […]

Luton’s Flying Start Children’s Centre update

It is now over two years since children’s centres in Luton moved to be part of Luton Council under the Flying Start umbrella. During these two years there has been a period of settling in and readjustment followed by a period of sorting out processes/procedures and finally moving to a period when our children’s centre […]

Starting Well: A Smile4Life Initiative

Last year NHS England launched Starting Well: A Smile4Life Initiative. This programme of dental practice-based initiatives aims to improve oral health in children under the age of five years. Luton was chosen as one of 13 high priority areas to be part of the national Starting Well initiative, due to the high levels of dental […]

Flying Start Gold Award for Transition

A Flying Start Gold Award for Transition is now available to schools and settings in Luton to celebrate a child and family centred approach to school readiness. The next available date for submission is Thursday 6th December 2018 This award involves: An evidence portfolio completed by the school or the childcare setting based on the […]

Think Baby Groups

An attachment focused approach for parents and their baby offered in the Flying Start Children’s Centres Flying Start and The Anna Freud Centre have been working collaboratively on a project over the past 18 months to offer a group for parents and babies with a focus on improving attachment. The Think Baby group is offered […]

Immunising preschool children against flu

Each year the flu immunisation programme helps provide protection to individual children. Children under the age of five have the highest hospital admission rates for flu compared to other age groups. The immunisation programme also reduces the spread of flu to their families, younger siblings, grandparents and the wider community, protecting others who are at […]

Flying Start Antenatal Programme

Working in partnership with Luton and Dunstable Hospital (LDH) and Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS), Flying Start provides a range of antenatal groups and sessions free of charge for parents living in Luton. On booking at LDH, mums receive a letter outlining the antenatal services on offer and they can self-book on to each session. Women-only […]

The risks of smoking and/or high Carbon Monoxide Levels during pregnancy

The Maternity Unit at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital followed the National trend of ‘Stoptober’ during October; highlighting to women the importance of stopping smoking for good during their pregnancy to reduce the risk of stillbirth, premature birth, underweight babies and cot death. The waiting areas were filled with information to raise awareness of the […]

Volunteering with Flying Start

Flying Start works to make a real difference to the lives of young children from pregnancy to five years of age and their families. Our aim is to ensure that lives and life chances improve from generation to generation. Flying Start recognises the importance of the very early years of life in making that real […]