Health Visiting Service - Dorset Healthcare N.H.S.

Health visiting teams deliver the National Healthy Child Programme that includes a range of contacts and assessments to families from the antenatal period and to families with children under the age of 5 years. The teams provide advice and support on physical, developmental and emotional health issues that may be causing concern to pregnant women, expectant fathers and parents of new babies and young children. Health visiting teams work closely with other professionals such as GPs, speech and language therapists, school nurses. Health visitors see families in their own homes and in other community places such as GP practices, children's centres and local community settings. Many of the services the health visiting teams offer for children and families, such as Well Baby Clinics and parenting support groups, are run in partnership with the local children's centres.

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Additional Information
Please see our website for all further information including contact details for health visiting teams across Dorset, leaflets for parents, breastfeeding support and newborn hearing screening.