Health Visitors

The team are able to offer advice and support on all aspects of child health and development. The team also offer advice and support on:

  • Child Behaviour Management
  • Sleep
  • Immunisations and other Public Health Issues
  • Support through teaching Baby Massage and Weaning

They visit all new mums after discharge from the midwife and can also help with support and advice ante-natally (first time mums) and with post-natal depression.

They review your child’s health and development periodically either through individual contact or questionnaires and refer to other agencies (eg. speech therapy) as appropriate. A Duty Health Visitor is available Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700 on 01962 763993

 

Development Checks

  • 6 – 8 weeks with GP – parent to make appointment
  • 7 – 9 months with Health Visitor – HV will arrange appointment
  • 22 – 24 months parental questionnaire – sent by HV & parent to return
  • 3 – 3 ½ years parental questionnaire – sent by HV & parent to return

 

Immunisations

Your Health Visitor will advise you on immunisations before the first ones are due. All appointments are automatically sent to you from the Child Health Department. Your appointment will be at Gratton Surgery on a Tuesday. To contact the Health Visitors for any further information please ring 01962 763993