Health visiting is changing in Greenwich

Children & Young people 2016

The health visiting service we provide in Greenwich is changing to deliver an improved service to new parents.


From September 2016, we will work in partnership with the five Greenwich Children’s Centre areas.

As part of this, in each children’s centre area we will be hosting two different types of sessions:

  • Health advice sessions (one three-hour session per week)
  • Nursery nurse drop-in sessions (two three-hour sessions per week)

By linking health visitors to children’s centres we’re aiming to support families by making it easier for them to find the services they need.

Greenwich CAMHS and the Greenwich Specialist Nursing Service will also form a ‘local health network’ for children and young people to help them access information and services.

Changes at a glance:

Sessions will be divided into two types:

Health advice:

Families who would like to speak to a health visitor about any concerns regarding their baby or child’s health or development, or who need support from the health visitor can attend the weekly ’health visitor advice session’ in their local Children’s Centre area.

Nursery nurse-led:

Families who would like to ask for advice on routine issues such as introducing solids, sleeping or home safety can attend one of the two health drop-in sessions in their area. Parents can also have their baby weighed at the drop in.

To find out about the new sessions, see the timetable on our website: oxleas.nhs.uk/healthvisiting

Published on 25th August 2016