Our health visiting teams work with parents, carers and families to promote the health and wellbeing of children from pregnancy until school age. Health Visitors are nurses or midwives who have undertaken additional training in community public health nursing. By supporting parents to learn and develop the skills required to bring up their children, our health visiting teams help give the new generation the best possible start in life.
All children 0-4 years old are under the care of the health visiting service in Hillingdon and are referred to the Health Visiting service by the midwives/hospital maternity teams or your GP.
If you are not already being seen by this service you can self-refer. Please see our service information leaflet on how to make contact.
Please contact us if you are worried about:
- Your child's health and development
- Your own ability to cope due to stress or ill health
- Other family problems affecting your children
Alternatively you can send us your question using our health visitor contact form.
Well Baby clinics are currently appointment only clinics, held throughout Hillingdon every week.
If you would like an appointment please contact the health visiting service on 01895 891302.
At a Well Baby clinic, families can discuss any health issues and can weigh their child.
Remember: if you have a question about you or your child, you can telephone your Health Visiting service for advice and support.
The Personal Child Health Record (Red Book) will normally be given to you by the midwife following your baby’s birth. This is a record of your child's health and development including their growth and immunisations.
You can write in the red book yourself about any illnesses or accidents your baby/child has, and about their development milestones such as their first words and the first time they walked.
You can also register to use the eRedbook which helps parents find out more about their baby’s development through nhs.uk guidance articles tailored to their baby’s age and allows parents to record and track their baby’s weight and create a safe, long term record of their baby’s health and development.
Children’s centre are places where families with children under 5 years can go to meet other parents and carers in their community. You can find your nearest centre and their current timetable here, they are free to access for Hillingdon residents.
Children’s centres in Hillingdon are able to offer advice on general parenting, such as toilet training, safer sleep advice, dental care, behaviour management and support for families with children with additional needs. They can also support parent's general wellbeing.
Children’s centres are welcoming places where you can go if you need some extra support. They are experts in helping you find the support you need.
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If you have something to say about our services or your experience of the Trust - a compliment, complaint or concern - please contact your healthcare professional in the first instance.
If they are not able to help, the Patient Support Service will be able to resolve any problems and pass on suggestions to the relevant service or team.
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