The Healthy Living Practitioner Service is a targeted weight management initiative run by the School Nursing Team at Whittington Health NHS Trust.
Islington school children aged four to 17 who have been identified as above a healthy weight are given the opportunity to attend an intervention on a one-to-one basis for a set number of weeks with a registered nutritionist.
Families can be seen in school or at the Highbury Grange Health Centre. Advice will be provided to help families make informed choices concerning their health and wellbeing. At each appointment SMART goals (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound) will be set around the following topics:
Children aged four (must be in reception class) to 17
The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses
Referral methods: Email
A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Paediatric > Healthy Living - Child Tier 2 Referral Form - Whittington
The family will be contacted directly so contact details (including telephone number) are essential.
Patients can self-refer by calling or emailing
t: 020 3316 8025
Children can also been seen at school