Who is the Health Visiting Service for?
This service is for children from birth to 5 years of age whose families are residents of Harrow.
What does the service provide?
The Health Visiting Service is a workforce of specialist community public health nurses. They provide expert advice, support and interventions to families with children in their first years of life, and help empower parents to make decisions that affect their family’s future health and well-being.
The service is led by health visitors and supported by a skill mix team.
Key work areas include:
- Universal Service Offer to all families with a child up to 5 years of age, commencing with a visit when a family has a new-born baby or when they become resident in Harrow.
- Universal Plus Offer consists of support and advice offered to families and children with additional needs or requirements (e.g. parenting issues).
- Universal Partnership Plus Offer provides intensive multi-agency targeted care, where this is needed, in partnership with parents and agencies.
How do I access the service?
You can access this service by making direct contact with your health visiting team. This information can be provided by your GP and at your local children centres. All new births for the local area are notified to the health visiting team who will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient visit.
The health visiting teams are based at:
Caryl Thomas Clinic
Tel: 0203 182 8306 / 8319
This service is provided by London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
For further information please see London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust - health visiting service.