Norfolk’s looked after children and care leavers have a new look health passport - an easy-to-reference record of their medical and healthcare history, designed to help them keep track and take control of their health into adulthood.
The project was led by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk and Norfolk County Council. Laura McCartney-Gray from NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group said: “It was a privilege to work with Norfolk County Council’s In Care Council to make sure we designed a health passport that was relevant to young people and children whilst they are in care.
“Everything from the cover design to the passport contents was designed or approved by them”
Health passports are a national initiative, with pages to record regular health checks that all looked after children have. There are also details of their health recorded by their doctors or nurses plus healthy living advice.