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Health Visitors

Supporting children and their families.

Health Visitors

About the service

What is a health visitor?

A health visitor is a qualified nurse or midwife who has undertaken further training and qualifications in child health, health promotion and public health.

What is a health visitor's role?

Health visitors work with families using a plan of care developed together to give all children the best possible start in life. As part of the plan families and health visitors may work closely with other healthcare professionals including: midwives, GPs, hospital staff, children's centres and social care.

The sort of things health visitors can help with include:

  • Your health
  • Your family's health
  • Postnatal depression and helping you adjust to becoming new parents.

Health visitors can also listen, advise and direct families to more specialist advice for:

  • Antenatal and post-natal depression
  • Family conflict
  • Unhappy or violent relationships
  • Serious illness
  • Disabilities
  • Bereavement
  • Settling into a new culture for families who have recently arrived from another country.

Health Visiting Teams

  • South Team - 01934 881066
  • Central Team - 01275 885601
  • North Team - 01275 885566

 

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Who is this service for?

Pregnant women are allocated a named health visitor who will make appointments at the following stages:

Antenatal appointment after 28 weeks

This appointment provides an opportunity for the health visitor to build a relationship with the expectant mother and family before the baby arrives. Health and wellbeing and preparing for parenthood will be discussed at this initial appointment.

New birth visit by 14 days

This appointment usually takes place at the family home and aims to support and develop parenting skills and confidence. The following are discussed:

  • Infant feeding
  • Relationship support
  • Maternal health and wellbeing
  • Keeping your baby safe
  • Healthy weight
  • Promoting your baby's development.

Six - eight week review

This appointment may take place at the family home or clinic. The following are discussed:

  • Feeding
  • Your mental health
  • Health topics
  • Parenting
  • Healthy eating and activity
  • Accident prevention
  • Baby play
  • Cleaning of teeth and going to the dentist
  • Signposting to children's centres and support networks.

One year review

This appointment may take place at the family home or clinic. The following are discussed:

  • Your baby's physical, emotional and social needs
  • Language and learning
  • Keeping your baby safe
  • Teeth brushing and going to the dentist
  • Healthy eating
  • Your mental health.

Two year and three month review

This appointment may take place at the family home or clinic. The following are discussed:

  • General development including: movement, speech, social skills
  • Hearing and vision
  • Healthy eating
  • Keeping active
  • Managing behaviour
  • Teeth brushing and going to the dentist
  • Keeping your child safe.

Other groups and clinics

Details of our Post-natal Group, Well Baby Clinics and Drop-in Baby Clinics can be found below in the Find Out More section.


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Contact us

Weston Health Visiting Team, NSCP, Children’s Services, Drove Road, Weston Super Mare, BS23 3NT Worle Health Visiting Team, NSCP, 2a Townshend Road, Worle, Weston super Mare, BS22 7GF Rural Health Visiting Team, NSCP, Mendip Vale Surgery, Pudding Pie Lane, Langford, BS40 5EL Clevedon Health Visiting Team, NSCP, The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon, BS21 6HB Nailsea Health Visiting Team, NSCP, Towerhouse Medical Centre, Nailsea, BS48 2XX Portishead Health Visiting Team, NSCP, St Barnabas Children’s Centre, West Hill, Portishead, BS20 6LN

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