The Public Health Nursing Service is there to help and support you and your family with any needs that are impacting upon your health and wellbeing.

When you first meet your Health Visitor or School Nurse, you will be invited to complete a ‘family health needs’ assessment. This will help us to plan the level of service you need.

Should your child be over five years of age, the School Nursing service will receive details that you child has transferred into school. You can contact the School Nursing team directly should you wish to make enquiries regarding any aspects of your child’s health.

This will be one of the following:

  • Community – the Public Health Nursing Service will provide information about local services for families and support you to access them
  • Universal – in addition to community assistance, all families are offered a range of health-enhancing activities through the Healthy Child Programme including advice  and health reviews. Priorities include breastfeeding and the promotion of children’s emotional and physical health
  • Universal Plus – to respond to any specific concern such as post-natal depression, domestic abuse, child behavioural difficulties. The Public Health Nurse Team can provide individual help appropriate to your circumstances.
  • Universal Partnership Plus – where families may have more complex issues. The Public Health Nurse Team will work with other agencies and organisations to provide additional more focused support

See here for more information and the services supported by Public Health Nursing.