Health Visiting

Health needs to use the technology young people are using in order to get health messages across 

I work with young vurnerable mums why are we not able to make contact through the likes of Snapchat/ instagram/ text . Many mums prefer this way of communication . I have seen a huge change over the past 10years , mums now want to send you pictures of their baby’s stools/ nappy rash  - yet we have been stopped even allowing to text mums ?? Very frustrating . I even asked to set up an Instagram page to post local health  activities / health info for mums our area -not allowed - we give out leaflets !! 

Why the contribution is important

It’s important to find ways of reaching and communicating in ways which people feel  comfortable with  in order to support families, build realtionships so they feel comfortable contacting you and improve their access to services . Picking up the phone and  talking , asking questions can be difficult for some people 

by wardlawa on October 24, 2017 at 09:32PM

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  • Posted by Juliea3 November 13, 2017 at 10:22

    It's vital that the NHS starts to transact in channels that align to our patients' lifestyles. Face to face contact - although in many situations the best - may be offputting to some who may feel judged. Social approaches often allow a more open conversation and 'in the moment' questions.
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