The Healthy Child Programme was developed by the Department of Health for England and updated in 2009, and was a development from the earlier National Service Framework for Children, Young People & Maternity Services, published in 2004. Whilst published by the previous Labour administration, the Coalition administration has continued to support the HCP as the core, universal child health programme.

Link to the document - What is the Healthy Child Programme (Word document - 493kb)

Mary Kiddy
Consultant Nurse Public Health, CPFT