About this service:
The over-arching aims of this service is to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of children from birth to five years old.
The Health visiting Service provides public health, social and emotional wellbeing advice and intervention through four main services:
- Your community provides advice to all families with children up to school age. This includes some Sure Start services and the services that families and communities provide for themselves. Health Visitors work to develop these services and make sure that families know about them.
- Universal services from health visitors include working in full partnership with parents and carers to lead and deliver the full Healthy Child Programme (HCP) from ante-natal care through to 2 to 2.5 years. The HCP covers issues including: immunisations; health and development reviews and checks; health screening; support for parents; promotion of social and emotional development; supporting parents when children are ill; early diagnosis of children with additional needs and access to a range of community services and resources.
- Universal plus provides a rapid response from the Health visiting team when families need specific expert help, for example with postnatal depression, a sleepless baby, weaning or answering any concerns about parenting. It identifies vulnerable families and helps to put in place packages of additional care and safeguarding.
- Universal partnership plus provides on-going support in partnership with other local agencies to deal with more complex issues over a period of time. These include services from Sure Start Children’s Centres, other community services including charities and, where appropriate the Family Nurse Partnership.
Please see the service website for further information
Who can be seen?
The service will accept patients aged 0-5 years registered with a Nottingham GP or that are resident in Nottingham City.
Who can refer?
Parents and carers can refer to this service.
Healthcare professionals can also refer to this service.
How to contact the service:
The Health Visiting (0-5) service is available Monday to Friday from 08.30hrs to 17.00hrs excluding Bank Holidays.
Tel: 0115 883 8900 – Select option 4
Where is the service based?
The service is delivered in a large number of clinic locations around Nottingham City and also in patients’ homes.