|PCT NHS - Public Health Teams|
Health visitors and school nurses are nurses who have undertaken extra training to work as public health specialists with children and families. This means that the team aim to help keep you well, identify health problems early and support interventions that will promote good health. Health Visitors focus on children under 5 years and School Nurses focus on those children who are in nursery or school.
Specialist Practioners can be Health visitors or School Nurses. Health Visitor are specialists in child development, developmental screening, post natal depression support, ante and post natal advice and support. Both teams focus on children and family health, development and behaviour.
The specialist practioners lead a team of staff nurses and nursery nurses who assist in working with your family. The team works closely with other professionals such as your GP, school and SureStart Children's centres.
The teams work from both Tudor Lodge and from the Aspire Centre. The health visitors generally contact you when you have a baby approximately 10-14 days after the birth. The School Health Team is available when your child goes either to nursery or reception.
Services available at the Aspire Centre include:
Come and see your health visitor at the advertised weekly clinic or contact them on 020 8788 1525.