Health visitors from the Calderdale PHEYS team were out and about last weekend at a Childminder conference which was attended by both Childminders and early years workers in Calderdale – all around the theme of ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds’.
The team promoted information on Vitamin D, the pharmacy minor ailments scheme and breastfeeding.
The minor ailments scheme particularly prompted lots of interest – this is available for families to access treatment for minor ailments via their local pharmacy and is open to anyone who doesn’t normally have to pay for prescriptions from their GP – for example because they’re under 16, over 60 or on benefits. This reduces GP appointment times and allows those most vulnerable to access treatments at the point of need without being financially disadvantaged.
Look out for the team at future events across the community.