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Health Visiting

Introduction 

We are accessible to families who are resident within Herefordshire (for more information see below changes to accessing health visiting service). 

We provide services in a wide range of settings and work in close partnership with a variety of health and social care providers. We are integral to multi-agency working and the safeguarding agenda. The team utilises skill mix to provide the service, which can be provided in a variety of settings including children's centres, church halls, family homes and GP surgeries.

Primarily a health visitor's role is to promote and ensure health pathways are accessible to individuals, families and communities, enabling them to be empowered and take responsibility for their own well being and good health. We aim to address your health needs and those of your family in a community setting.

Changes to accessing health visiting service

From 1 September 2015, all children who are resident outside of Herefordshire will gradually transfer to the care of the health visitors in the county which they are resident in.  For example, children resident in Gloucestershire may transfer to the Gloucestershire health visiting service, depending on your area of residence.

This is in line with national changes that are taking place for health visitors to provide services to residents within local areas.

This change only affects a small number of families locally.  If it affects your family, we will write to you directly to explain these changes and which health visiting team you will transfer to. These changes have also been explained to GP practices.

If you have not received a letter, it means that Wye Valley NHS Trust in Herefordshire will continue to provide your health visiting service.

Monday to Friday - health visitor service

If you need to speak to a health visitor between Monday to Friday, during office hours, please call 01432 373940.  

Urgent healthcare - please remember if your child needs to see someone urgently but it’s not an emergency call NHS 111.  If it is life threatening call 999.

If you child has a minor injury or ailment click here to find out what is available locally.

Contacts

Health Visiting
The Kite Centre
Ledbury Road
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 2SX
Office Tel No: 01432 373940

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