Health Visiting Service

Overview

Health visitors work with children and their families from the antenatal period until children are five. We work in partnership with other agencies such as midwives, GPs, schools, social workers, voluntary services and children centres.  

Together we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of all children aged 0-5 and to prevent ill health through health promotion at individual and community level. 

Our health visiting teams are made up of health visitors, community nurses, nursery nurses, breastfeeding peer supporters, and clinical support workers (CHIS).  

The Health Visiting Service offer support with: 

  • Becoming a parent   
  • Welcoming your new baby  
  • Your emotional and mental wellbeing 
  • Infant feeding and weaning support 
  • Health promotion/ health education  
  • Developmental reviews  
  • Healthy Lifestyle (weight, healthy nutrition and physical activity) 
  • Managing minor illnesses to reduce hospital attendance  
  • Getting your child ready for school 
  • Signposting and supporting to access community services.