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A nurse with child imageOctober 5 2017

A new pathway to help healthcare professionals record and measure their impact in childhood obesity is available.

 Developed by the Royal Society of Public Health and Public Health England, the new childhood obesity pathway summarises how health professionals can record and collate their work with children. The pathway joins ten other pathways that have been introduced since June under the Everyday Interactions programme.

“Everyday Interactions was developed with PHE to help healthcare professionals record and measure their impact on public health,” said the RSPH. It is “based on the public health priorities identified by PHE’s All Our Health framework (including obesity, alcohol and smoking).”

The toolkit sets out what should be recorded and collated under four themes:

  • Do – focuses on the brief intervention a healthcare professional might undertake with their patient or client, such as signposting to relevant services;
  • Record – this relates to what information the healthcare professional would record, such as categorising a referral and recording measurements, such as body mass index (BMI);
  • Collate – is about capturing the data over a period of time for multiple individuals;
  • Impact – brings all of this together and captures the likely impact their service is having in a local area, as well as the national public health priorities that these interventions will impact upon

Eustace de Sousa, National Lead for Children, Young People and Families at Public Health England, said: “Supporting the wider public health workforce to take action to reduce child obesity and increase rates of physical activity is crucial. The childhood obesity impact pathway is a simple way for this workforce to measure, monitor and evaluate their public health contribution. Collecting this data can also help organisations to make better decisions about how to improve future services and ultimately help children to maintain a healthy weight.”

Links:
RSPH announcement      
RSPH ‘Measuring public health impact’  
RSPH ‘Measuring public health impact’ ‘Childhood obesity’        

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