Last update 8th. January 2005

PPIFO

Islington NHS

Primary Care Trust

Insull Wing

110 Hampstead Road

London NW1 2LJ

Jane Barratt

23 Courthope Road

London

NW3 2LE

25th October 2004

Dear MS Barratt,

Re: Physical Welfare of Mothers After Birth

Thank you for your letter concerning the support required for mothers in the immediately following birth.

Both the health visiting service and General Practitioners are in a position to pick postnatal problems and signpost people to the most appropriate service.

It is very important that both the GP and health visitor get to know families and think a their needs as a whole. Far from wasting their time, establishing what kind of help support you need is an important part of their role.

I am sorry to hear that you have been unable to access services as quickly as you w have liked, but hope that you, along with your primary care givers, are able to identify appropriate care pathway.

With best wishes.


Yours sincerely


Sarah Price

Director of Public Health


cc Paul Fox




Camden NHS

Primary Care Trust

St Pancras Hospital

4 St Pancras Way

London NW 1 OPE

Jane Barratt

23 Courthope Road

London NW3 2LE

3rd December 2004

Dear Ms Barratt,

Re: Physical Welfare of Mothers After Birth

Thank you for your letter concerning the support required for mothers in the "post natal" period.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in our response.

Camden PCT offers a postnatal service to mothers and babies from the Midwifery, GP and Health Visiting Services. All of these professionals make it a priority to establish a good relationship with the mother/family concerned, offering support and identifying needs. They will also refer to appropriate services should the need arise following delivery. This includes social, emotional and physical care.

I hope that we are able to offer you the service you require, quickly and effectively.


Yours sincerely,

Dr Paul Fox

Interim General Manager

Public Health Directorate

Jenny Gough

Nurse Consultant

Public Health


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