Health visitors work in people's homes, community health centres, Children's Centres and GP surgeries supporting parents in the promotion of health and wellbeing of all pre-school aged children across Liverpool. All children receive this service from birth and, in some circumstances, prior to birth. Child health practitioners and nursery nurses support the health visitor in delivering this service.
The Health visiting team works in accordance with the Healthy Child Programme, a national programme aimed at promoting optimal health and wellbeing for all children. We also work closely with Midwives, Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), School Nurses, Children's Centres, GP's, Social Care and Voluntary services.
Our health visitors are registered nurses or midwives who have who have a specialised qualification in the care and development of pre-school children.
The service offers:
- Breastfeeding support/advice
- Advice on healthy eating and exercise
- Child developmental reviews
- Advice regarding child behaviour
- Support children with any additional needs
- Support in safeguarding children
- Pre-school immunisations advice
- Referrals to child specialist services
- Physical and emotional wellbeing for the family.
Health Visitors and team members can be contacted by asking for details from your GP practice. If you have recently moved into the local area, once you have registered with a GP surgery, the Health Visitor will be notified and will contact you to discuss the service.