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Disadvantaged: Health Services

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when the proposed trials of new evidence-based assessment tools for use by midwives and health visitors mentioned in her progress report on social exclusion will take place; and if she will make a statement. (137534)

Evidence-based assessment by midwives and health visitors is part of the Health Led Parenting Pilots which went live in 10 sites across England in April 2007. The Government have commissioned a report by Professor Sir David Hall on risk factors as part of these pilots which is due to be published shortly. Findings from Professor Hall’s study have informed the different eligibility criteria and pathways onto the programme being trialled and evaluated as part of the Health Led Parenting Pilot Project.