The Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is an e-learning programme for all healthcare professionals working with pregnancy and the first five years of life. It is the first programme in the Healthy Child Programme 0-18 series of e-learning resources, including the Healthy School Child Programme and Adolescent Health Programme.
The HCP e-learning programme supports the implementation of the Healthy Child Programme - Pregnancy and the first five years of life framework and covers a range of topics related to child health and health promotion. It is suitable for health visitors, nurses, trainee paediatricians and the child health team as part of blended learning for those in training, or wishing to update. It can also be used as a browsable resource in conjunction with the MindEd child mental health e-learning programme.
This work was commissioned by the Department of Health and delivered by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) in collaboration with a consortium of professional bodies. The materials have been written by subject specialists and experts in their particular field and have been subjected to extensive peer review.
The programme is not intended to replace core learning or textbooks on these subjects, but rather to focus on their impact on the health and wellbeing of children. The programme equally is not designed to address in any detail the specialist needs of children with very complex problems.