The Public Health Nursing Service provide a Health Visiting and School Nursing service across Wiltshire. We deliver child and family health services, provide ongoing additional services for vulnerable children and families and contribute to multidisciplinary services in safeguarding and protecting children.
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All Wiltshire Child Health clinics will cease to run from 23/3/20 until further notice as part of the Community Response to Coronavirus.
Please call the Single Point of Access on 0300 247 0090 , where you can talk to a Health Visitor to discuss any concerns you may have. If there is a concern about your child’s weight, we will explore this with you and make arrangements to see you as required.
You may also find the video below very useful. It provides advice to new mothers and families on feeding and caring for your baby. It is produced in line with the Unicef baby-friendly initiative standards.
Health visitors play an important role in making sure all children have the best start in life.
Early experiences, including before birth, can have a profound impact on lifelong health and wellbeing of young children and their families. Health visitors offer evidence based health advice, information, and support to facilitate and empower parents to care for their children.
When will I be seen?
Health visitors are there to help and support you and your family with any needs that are impacting upon your health and wellbeing. The six contacts available to all families are:
An antenatal contact to meet with you (and your partner) between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy
A home visit to complete the new birth visit when your baby is between 10 and 14 days old
A contact when your baby is between 6 and 8 weeks of age
A 3 to 4 month maternal mental health review
A contact before your baby is one (usually between 9 and 11 months)
A contact when your child is 2 years (usually between 27 and 30 months)
Who might my child and I see?
All health visitors are qualified nurses and/or midwives and have specialist training to be able to provide the best support to families with young children. Health visitors are also able to signpost families to other services as your family needs. They will work in partnership with you and your family to decide on the level of support you may require. They also work closely with midwives, practices nurses and GPs and may call on other professionals too.
Health visitors are there to help and support you and your family with any concerns that you have.
Community nursery nurses
Community Nursery Nurses work alongside Health Visitors, offering advice and support around subjects such as: Behaviour, sleep, toileting, play and development. You may also see a Community Nursery Nurse for your child’s 27 month developmental review and at your local Child Health drop in clinic.
We see all families with children up to the age of 5 years. Families do not have to be referred into the service as we are informed about all families with young children who are born or move into the area – so we will get in touch with you. Our service can be contacted by phone in normal working hours and we run regular drop in child health clinics. See the list on the right for contact details for all our locality teams.
Maternity experience feedback
We invite you to take part in the Maternity Experience online survey, where you can provide feedback on your experiences of maternity services in Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire.
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Location of Centres
We will arrange to see you at a location convenient to you or near to your home, which may or may not be listed below. You should not visit the locations below unless we have sent you an appointment and requested that you do. If you need help please contact us using the number on this page.
Wiltshire Single Point of Access
Virgin Care Services Limited,
1st Floor, Technology House,
Unit 10, High Post Business Park,
Salisbury SP4 6AT