“As the Strategic Lead and Operational Manager for School Nursing across Hertfordshire, I identified a gap in our current service delivery, with the recommended early intervention at key stage of transition not being delivered. In agreement with our commissioners we implemented The Lancaster Model within one locality as a pilot site. This provided a wealth of inforation including:
- Early indicators of needs to facilitate the delivery of individualised packages of care
- A massive increase in contacts with parents, children and young people to provide information and advice
- School level public health data to share with schools and develop public health plans
The results from our pilot area was vital to support our successful tender to continue delivering a 5-19 public health nursing service across Hertfordshire.
The lessons learned are now enabling us to roll TLM out across the county to enable us to deliver an evidence based, early intervention service to Hertfordshire children, young people and their families.
Strategic Lead and Operational Manager, School Nursing, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust “