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First 1000 days of life - policy and practice examined

3 December 2018

The Health and Social Care Committee hears from senior officials in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland about how policy and practice in other parts of the UK can help inform England's approach to the first 1000 days. The Committee will also hear from Public Health England about their role in giving children the best start in life.


Monday 3 December in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Panel 1

At 4.30pm

  • Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government
  • Deidre Webb, Lead Children's Nurse, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland
  • Professor Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, Northern Ireland
  • Professor Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer, Welsh Government
  • Karen Cornish, Deputy Director Children and Families Division, Communities and Tackling Poverty Department, Welsh Government

Panel 2

At 5.30pm

  • Professor Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse and Director of Maternity and Early Years, Public Health England
  • Dr Helen Duncan, Programme Director, National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network, Public Health England 

Purpose of the session

The Committee explores what lessons England can learn from policy and practice in other parts of the UK. 

Further information

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