What is a "Health Visitor"?
Health visitors are all nurses or midwives who have completed additional training in public health, which includes child development.
Health visitors work in teams with Community Nursery Nurses and also work closely with a number of other services, including GPs, Midwives, Paediatricians, Children's centres and Hampshire Children's services. We can also signpost you to the most appropriate organisations to help you.
What can the Health Visiting service offer me?
Health visitors lead the delivery of the Healthy Child programme. This national programme consists of a series of developmental reviews, screening tests, vaccinations and information to support parents. We also run Child Health Clinics where you can get advice on your child's development, support with breastfeeding and bottle feeding and ask any questions you may have.