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Health visiting service

What it is

The service comprises of three teams which include health visitors, community staff nurses, nursery nurses and administrative staff.

We work closely with children’s centres, social care and other health care professionals as well as your general practitioner (GP). Our service is offered to all families with children 0 to 5 years that live in Hillingdon.

Health visitors

Health visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist training in child development and public health, and they lead the national healthy child programme. Our role is to assess your health needs in partnership with you. We will plan and provide services which support you and your wider family as required.

Community staff nurses

Community staff nurses work alongside health visitors and are registered nurses with special interest in child development, health promotion and the prevention of ill health.

Nursery nurses

Nursery nurses are qualified in child care and development and work alongside others in the team. They work with families and children either on an individual basis or in groups. Nursery nurses are skilled in areas such as sleep management, behaviour management, play and baby massage.

What we do

We can offer you and your family support before your baby arrives, in the early weeks following birth and as your child grows.

We will work alongside you and your family with any parenting issues and guide you to find local services and groups that can also support you as a parent.

Available support

  • An antenatal contact between weeks 28 and 32 of pregnancy
  • A visit to your home between 10 to 14 days after birth of your baby
  • A visit to your home to review and support your health and wellbeing four to six weeks after the birth of your baby
  • Health reviews for your child between eight months and one year, and when your child is between two years and two-and-a-half-years old
  • Child health drop-in clinics which are a chance for you to get support and information about your family’s health and wellbeing
  • Contact when you move to Hillingdon

We offer advice and support on

  • General health
  • Your child’s development
  • Healthy feeding and eating
  • Immunisations
  • Common illnesses
  • Safety and accident prevention
  • Speech and language development
  • Coping with postnatal depression and infant mental health difficulties

We work alongside families to safeguard children. We can provide support for your child if they have a disability.

Translation service

Please tell us in advance of your appointment if  you need an interpreter, this will help to make sure you receive the care you need.

Contact details

Health visiting teams are based in clinics across Hillingdon. For the times of your local clinics and contact details for your local team call your health visitor. You can also email your local health visiting service full contact details are listed below.

This is not an emergency service the team will reply on the next working day.

Clinics, telephone number and email address

Ickenham Clinic

01895 488820

Laurel Lodge Clinic

01895 484830

Minet Clinic

01895 484830

Northwood Health Centre

01895 488830

Uxbridge Health Centre Clinic

01895 488850

Westmead Clinic

01895 488860

Yiewsley Health Centre

01895 488840

Ickenham Clinic


Last reviewed: 31/10/2017

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