Children's health

Children's Health Service

We can help you by providing health advice and information about your baby, child or young person. To speak to a health professional in the team, please contact us on 01522 843000.

We work with midwives, GPs, social workers and other health professionals.

Our hours of work are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays, however if you leave a message out of hours we will contact you the following day.

The children's health team includes:

  • Health visitors are qualified and registered nurses and/or midwives who can give advice to parents about their new baby. They will assess the needs of individuals and families to promote good health from pre-birth to the end of your child's first year at school.
  • Family health workers - family health workers deliver packages of care recommended by your health visitor, relating to family health and wellbeing and child development, for example behaviour. They also complete health assessments for children in the community. 
  • Children and young people's nurses - the children and young people's nurses are qualified nurses with experience working with children and young people. They will continue to provide support up to the age of 19 (SEND 25) for those with long-term or more complex health needs and children with bladder or bowel conditions. For children with complex or specialist bladder and bowel conditions they will refer to the Specialist Continence Service.

 

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