Health Visiting

Health Visiting

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust’s Health Visitor service is constantly working to improve the health of children and families in the crucial first years of life. We work in the community offering friendly support and advice.  We are a universal service for all families with children up to the age of five. Our team includes community nursery nurses, health visitor clerical assistants, health visitor support workers and community staff nurses.  We work in partnership with Children’s Centre staff and also work very closely with other agencies such as GPs, midwives and school nurses.

Health professionals, such as midwives, health visitors and GPs, are the universal first point of contact for families during pregnancy and the first years of life.  Health visitors are trained and experienced in working with both adults and children, and are able to work with the whole family. They are ideally placed to identify and provide support for problems as soon as they arise.

Every registered health visitor has a code of professional conduct, and an agreed body of knowledge, defined by specified competences and assessment frameworks. This provides assurance to the public of the standard of care they can expect.

Health visitors and their teams deliver the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your children and family (for example immunisations, health and development checks), support for parents and access to a range of community services/resources.

This will include:

  • A visit when you are over 25 weeks pregnant
  • A visit when your baby is 10 to 14 days old
  • A visit when your baby is 6-8 weeks  old
  • A 9-12 month health review
  • A 2 to 2½ year review

The Health Visiting service also offers parents an expert response from health visitor teams when specific help is needed. For example:

  • Post-natal depression
  • Sleep problems
  • Breastfeeding
  • Feeding issues
  • Speech development
  • Concerns regarding behaviour

As well as also offering on-going support, health visiting teams also work together with a range of local services and with parents to deal with more  complex issues over a period of time. These include services from Children's Centres, community services including charities and, where appropriate, the Family Nurse Partnership. For example:

  • Disabilities - early support
  • Mental  health  issues
  • Drug  & alcohol  related  issues
  • Learning disabilities

When your child starts school, your child's records will be transferred to the school nursing service, who will continue to offer support when and where it is needed.

The Partnership Trust is accredited as UNICEF Baby Friendly. You can find out more here.

The Health Visiting service across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent delivers services based on where a child lives. 

 

Where to find us

North Staffordshire

Stoke (North) – Cobridge Community Health Centre

Stoke (Central) – Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre

Stoke (South) – Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre

Services also operate in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands.

South Staffordshire

Tamworth – Glascote Health Centre, B77 2ED - Telephone: 01827 285420

Tamworth - Wilnecote Health Centre, B77 5LB - Telephone: 01827 259472

Uttoxeter - Balance Street Health Centre, ST14 8JG - Telephone: 01889 562555

Barton - Barton Family Practice, DE13 8LT - Telephone: 01283 722932

Tutbury - Tutbury Health Centre, DE13 9NA - Telephone: 01283 492878

Lichfield - Langton Grange Medical Centre, WS13 7FA - Telephone: 01543 419267

Lichfield - Greenhill Health Centre, WS13 6JL - Telephone: 01543 414311

Lichfield - Burntwood Health Centre, WS7 3XH - Telephone: 01543 682817

Lichfield - St Chads Health Centre, WS13 7HT - Telephone: 01543 418049

Inner Burton - Bridge Surgery, DE15 9AW - Telephone: 01283 740933

Inner Burton - Cross Street Clinic, DE14 1EG - Telephone: 01283 505830

Norton Canes - Norton Canes Health Centre, WS115 2QD - Telephone: 01543 272797

Rugeley - Springfields Health and Well-being Centre, WS11 9SE - Telephone: 01543 272797

Hednesford - Hednesford Valley Health Centre, WS12 4DH - Telephone: 01543 870512

Cannock - West Chadsmoor Health Centre, WS11 4NJ - Telephone: 01543 879787

Cannock - The Colliery Practice, WS11 1DJ - Telephone: 01543 435392 

 

Seisdon/Codsall – Codsall Clinic

Services also operate in Stafford and Stone. 

 

 

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