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Maternal and Child Public Health

Team Purpose within the NHSGGC Public Health Directorate

The role of the Maternity, Children and Public Health Team is to provide co-ordinated public health leadership, advice and support on maternal, child, young people and families issues within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. In addition, the team seeks to influence the development and implementation of national and local policy.


Our programme of work aims to improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, children and young people and their families to reduce inequalities within these groups and between these groups and the rest of the population.

Our key objectives are to:

  • Develop and influence the implementation of the Child safety and Unintentional Injury strategy for NHSGGC
  • Contribute to more effective network governance for the maternity and children’s agenda within NHSGGC and nationally.
  • Lead the creation and dissemination of surveillance and intelligence outputs from the Child Health Surveillance system, EMIS web and other sources.
  • Provide leadership to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and reduces inequalities within this population.
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and their children across the antenatal and perinatal period, and reduces inequalities within these groups and between these groups.
  • Support professional practice by creating evidence to ensure that Health Visitor action targets better outcomes for children and families living in relative socioeconomic deprivation.
  • Lead the development of the child and maternal health and intelligence function within NHSGGC and at a regional level.
  • Evaluate, report and act to reduce impact of relative poverty for children and families.

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