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Child Health Information Services

Our Child Health Information Service (CHIS) ensures that children receive appointments at the correct age for NHS immunisation and screening programmes. 

CHIS works with maternity units, general practices, health visitors, school nurses and local authorities to monitor and improve uptake of national childhood screening and immunisation programmes.

We notify health visitors of all new births and of children who have moved into their area and ensure all babies have received their newborn screening.

CHIS also ensures that children aged between 0-5 years receive appointments at the correct age for NHS routine childhood immunisations and we monitor that school-aged children have had the immunisations they are due.

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