The Health Visiting Service provides an inclusive universal service to families from the antenatal period until their child enters school. The service provides a child and family focused service to promote health and prevent ill health working with both individuals and communities and dealing with issues regarding local population health.
The health visiting team consists of nursery nurses, and clerical officers and is led by the health visitors who are also known as specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN). They work in partnership with GPs and other healthcare professionals, social workers, children’s centre staff and various statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that clients are supported to meet the challenges of effective parenting.
The service is delivered between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday from health centres, clinics and children’s centres. The team also makes home visits.
Health visiting is a universal service for all families with children under five, who live in, or are registered with a GP, in Bexley.
Bexley Health Visiting service has achieved Stage 2 UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation. Our staff are fully trained to support parents with feeding and caring for their babies. Additional support is available, further details are here.
To contact your Health Visiting Team, please click on the clinics listed below, under Locations.