Health Visitors are Registered Nurses who have been specially trained in child health, child development and health promotion. We offer practical support and advice to promote the health of you, your family and the whole community.
Health Visitors work in partnership with families. It is a confidential service and we are available to see you in your home, our offices or at your GP surgery. We work closely with midwives, GPs, other professionals such as social services, if required, and voluntary and community agencies.
Every family with a child under five years old has a named Health Visitor. Many pregnant women will first be contacted by their Health Visitor for an antenatal home visit after 28 weeks.