In response to coronavirus, this service has made some changes – for updated service information click here.
Health Visitors are Specialist Community Public Health Nurses who have expertise in child health and development, and family and public health. The Health Visiting team includes Health Visitors, Community Health Nurses and Community Nursery Nurses.
Health Visitors work in people's homes, community health centres, Children's Centres and GP surgeries supporting parents in the promotion of health and wellbeing of all pre-school aged children across Liverpool. All children receive this service from birth and, in some circumstances, prior to birth.
The Health Visiting Team works in accordance with the Healthy Child Programme, a national programme aimed at promoting optimal health and wellbeing for all children. We also work closely with Midwives, Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), School Nurses, Children's Centres, GP's, Social Care and Voluntary services.
In addition to offering the Healthy Child Programme, the Health Visiting Service also offers;
- Breastfeeding support/advice
- Emotional and mental well-being support
- Healthy eating, weaning and dietary advice
- Support with sleep routines
- Child developmental reviews
- Advice regarding child behaviour
- Support and signposting advice for children with any additional needs
- Support in safeguarding children
- Pre-school immunisations and school readiness advice
- Referrals to child specialist services
The Health Visiting Teams can be contacted on;
Goodlass Road 0151-295-9700 – option 3
Liverpool Innovation Park – Baylis Suite 3 0151 295 3317, 3995,
Norris Green Clinic - 0151 295 8576, 8582
Queens Drive Clinic – 0151 295 8416
We are delivering a Health Visitor Led Assessment Clinic for babies and children where there are concerns with weight, height or head circumference.
Appointments are offered Monday to Friday at Stoneycroft Childrens Centre, Belle Vale Childrens Centre, Speke Five Childrens Centre and Norris Green Clinic.
If you are a Parent or Carer and have concerns regarding your child’s growth measurements, please contact the Health Visiting Team on the above numbers and ask to speak to your Health Visitor, or the Health Visitor On Call, if your Health Visitor is not available.
If you are a professional and would like to refer a child to be seen in the Health Visitor Assessment Clinic, please complete the referral form and email to Merseycare.hvclinicduringCOVID19@nhs.net
This email address is for Professionals only who are making a referral into the clinic.
Please note – this is a clinic operating for children where there are concerns regarding growth, this is not a well-baby clinic.
If you have any questions please call the teams on the above numbers