Practices and pharmacies are being urged by the DoH to advise parents on applying for and making the best use of the scheme. They could also become Healthy Start retailers, joining the 20,000 suppliers that have already done so. More information from the Healthy Start reimbursement unit on 08707 201668 or http://www.hsru.co.uk.
The new vouchers will be worth £2.80 each. Qualifying pregnant women and children over one and under four years will receive one voucher every week, and children under one year old will receive two vouchers a week.