The Child Health department is a Pan Birmingham Service providing Administrative and Information Services to Universal Nursing Services and GP Practices throughout the city. We currently utilise the Careplus Child Health System to create and maintain a comprehensive record for children either registered to a GP Practice within the city resident or attends a Birmingham school.
Key elements of the departments work are firstly support the delivery of the National Screening programmes. This is predominantly by utilising Careplus to operate a call and recall appointment system (some 5,000 appointments are generated weekly) to schedule appointments and clinic sessions for GP Practices and Trust clinics, entering results and providing Information Reports. We also help support delivery other key strands of the Screening Programme including Neo Natal Hearing, Newborn Bloodspot Screening and Child Health Surveillance Programme.
A further key element of the departments work is to maintain the accuracy of the Careplus System which in addition to maintaining all demographic data involves transfer of Medical Records locally, regionally and nationally to ensure Clinical Teams have all available notes to hand for clinical sessions.
The department also provides Information Reporting and Management for statutory returns and local requirements.
The department is also heavily involved in a number of projects to optimise the use of technology and help adhere to LEAN principles.