Children’s Health Service
Knowsley Looked after Children Health Team
The Knowsley looked after children health team is a small team based in Knowsley and employed by a local National Health Service (NHS) trust. The team has two nurses, Jackie Riley, Named Nurse for looked after children and Rebecca (Bex) Holt, Specialist Nurse for looked after children. We also have admin support from Chris Moore and will be recruiting another part time team member to help support Chris in his admin role.
The team has responsibility to:
- Make sure that your health needs are met by all of the health services in the community and sometimes in hospital settings no matter where you live.
- We make sure that children have a new health check when they come in to care and also a regular times to make sure everything is okay (with a specialist children’s Doctor, (paediatrician).
Care leavers are provided with a Health Passport by the team. This is completed by one of the nurses and is supported by the information shared by health services and those supporting you. The health passport provides health information we have on our electronic records system and includes details of when you were born, what time and your weight at birth amongst other things.
The team is also available to provide you with advice, signposting to services and support with health issues or worries you might have about your health. You can contact us directly by phone or email or if you prefer you can ask your social worker, foster carer or residential worker to contact one of us.
The office number is 0151 244 3321. We work Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm but there is an answer machine so one of us will get back to you. Alternatively you can email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tops tips for staying healthy!
You can access health information on the internet however make sure you only use sites that are supported by the NHS. ‘Dr google’ can sometimes be misleading and isn’t always accurate!!
Below are some national websites that are supported by the NHS and can help you access local services if you don’t live in the Knowsley borough.
www.nhschoices.net – this website will provide you with information on all health conditions
Some local Knowsley health services
www.nwbh.nhs.uk this site will tell what services are available across Knowsley