NHS information - babies and children's health Bradford and Wakefield

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Family Health services
Helping to give families across Bradford and Wakefield the healthiest possible start to life.

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Better lives, healthy futures

Family Health services
Helping to give families across Bradford and Wakefield the healthiest possible start to life.

Start learning

Welcome

Welcome to the Family Health services website. Here you can find useful, reliable NHS information to help keep your family healthy. Use the Quick Links below or visit the Information Zone to search for helpful advice and guidance by age group, topic or service. Take a look at our About page for full details of the services we provide across the Wakefield and Bradford Council areas.

Featured resources from our information zone

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Breastfeeding

There are many benefits to breastfeeding for both you and your baby and in the first few days you and your baby will still be getting to know each other.
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0-4

Immunisation and vaccinations

Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious infectious diseases.
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0-4

Play

Play is not just fun, it helps young children to learn.
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Latest news

Wakefield Children’s services achieve ‘Baby Friendly’ accreditation with outstanding report

The Wakefield Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership service is celebrating being re-accredited with the national UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Award, after receiving an outstanding report from assessors. The UNICEF Baby friendly Award is based on a set of evidence-based standards for children’s services. It is designed to provide parents with the best possible care […]

Keeping your child well at home this winter

Family Health services in Wakefield are sharing useful online advice and guidance with parents and guardians to support them in looking after children who become unwell at home this winter. Babies and children usually pick up a range of common illnesses during the first year of life while their immune systems are still developing. Unfortunately, […]