A type of HEALTH PROGRAMME.
A programme to deliver professional advice and support to individual clients within a defined target population, which does not have a structured framework. A PROF ADVICE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMME comprises the activity of community health officers, health visitors, school nurses, contact tracing nurses and health education officers which cannot be attributed to a STRUCTURED PROGRAMME.
A PROF ADVICE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMME will involve primarily:
|a.||Educating an individual about factors affecting health,|
|b.||Advising an individual on health problems and ways of mitigating ill health, and|
|c.||General support to an individual.|
Some programmes will be increasingly pro-active, as the use of computerised registers increases and enables 'at risk' groups to be identified more systematically. Other programmes will remain essentially 'reactive', responding to referrals from hospital, GENERAL PRACTITIONER or other source.
This class is also known by these names:
|plural||PROF ADVICE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMMES|