Health visitors are registered nurses/midwives who have additional training in community public health nursing. We provide a professional public health service based on best evidence of what works for individuals, families, groups and communities; enhancing health and reducing health inequalities through a proactive, universal service for all children 0-5 years and for vulnerable children according to need.
All children under the age of 5, with an Oxfordshire postcode have a named health visiting team. We work with parents offering support and informed advice from the ante-natal period until the child starts school at 5 years. Health visitors lead teams of Community Staff Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses and Administrators. All families can expect a minimum number of five contacts before their child is 5 and at these contacts we will review your child’s health and development. As well as this, if you are needing some extra support at various times in your child’s life, for example with sleep, behaviour, language development, toilet training, we can also help. In addition we run a variety of health promotion groups and hold regular well baby clinics throughout the county. We can see you at home, in a clinic, community setting or digitally and work alongside GPs, Midwives, Paediatricians, Early Years education, LCSS, Local Authority, voluntary organisations, among others
To find your health visitor please see here: How to get in touch with a health visitor for advice
The link to our HV promotion groups is here: Health Visitors: Our parent groups
We have a general HV website with evidence based health and development advice here: Oxfordshire Health Visitors Website
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