The Healthy Start Happy Start team are excited to announce they now have over 100 families taking part in the study. The team would like to thank all the families and health professionals involved in making this happen across London and Oxfordshire in reaching this amazing milestone. Find out more about the project on the Central and North West London NHS news page here. We look forward to keeping you updated, as we begin work alongside teams in Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Barking and Dagenham.
It's been a busy few months for the 'Healthy Start, Happy Start' Team, having successfully delivered not one but three new VIPP-SD training courses! VIPP-SD is a video-based home-visiting programme for parents of young children.
In April we trained a new group of interveners (a mix of Psychologists and Health Visitors) who will be working across our London-based sites. May then saw us successfully train a group of Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses and Research Nurses based in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire NHS Trust and Hertfordshire NHS Trusts.
Into June and July we then finalised another London site for the trial to run in: North East London Foundation Trust. This training has just been completed this week, and we are excited to announce that we now also have a mixture of Nursery Nurses and Health Visitors joining us from NELFT.
It's been a wonderfully successful few months, with so many new interveners being trained to deliver the video-based programme (VIPP-SD) as part of the HSHS trial. We are really excited and pleased to have such a rich and varied team of interveners joining us for the study, from such experienced backgrounds and across different parts of the UK. It's fantastic that the study is now running across so many sites, meaning we have a wonderful spread of families and therapists delivering the programme. And we are now looking forward to working with all our new interveners over the coming months!
Author: Jane Iles