Health visiting

Service overview

Our health visiting teams work with mothers, their families, and community groups to promote the health and wellbeing of children between the antenatal period and the child's 5th year of age. 

By helping parents learn and develop the skills required to bring up their children, our health visitors help give the new generation the best possible start in life.

Who is our health visiting service for?

  

Our health visiting service is for parents and their children who are registered with a GP or living in the boroughs of Barnet, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster, and Brent and Merton.

  

What does our health visiting service do?

  

Our health visitors provide advice and support in a number of areas including:

  • new birth visits, including advice on feeding, weaning and dental health
  • physical and developmental checks
  • general parenting support
  • advice on family health and minor illnesses
  • specific support on subjects such as post natal depression
  • deliver immunisation and national screening programmes
  • support children and families during the transition to school

We also run a targeted health visiting service for children and families who require extra support. This service assesses each child and family and introduces them into appropriate services, such as speech and language therapy.

In these cases we may continue to support children and their families after they reach school age.

  

Where do we provide our health visiting service?

  

Our health visitors work in a range of locations in the community including people's homes, health centres and schools.

  

Who do our health visiting teams work with?

  

Our health visiting teams work closely with GPs, schools, children's centres, and social care.

  

What can you expect from our health visiting service?

  

Our health visitors maintain regular contact with families to help them and their children make the best possible start in life and reach their full potential.

  

Who works in our health visiting teams?

  
  • Specialist health visitors
  • Community nursery nurses
  • Community staff nurses
  • Health visitor assistants
  • Immunisation nurses
  

How do you access our health visiting service?

  

GPs can refer mothers and their children directly to the health visiting team that looks after their practices patients. We also accept referrals from midwives and hospital maternity teams.

People who have moved into the area recently are able to self refer to our health visiting service.

  

Feedback and improvement

  
We always welcome feedback on your experience of using our services. If you do have feedback please use our online form.

Example:
You said: "The two year old review is excellent - I recommend it! It was useful to have the reminder too." 
We now do reviews of all two-year-old children. A reminder system was set up for all staff. 

If you would like to read other examples of how we respond to feedback, please read our 'You said, we did' section.

  

Service opening times

  

Abingdon Health Centre
88-92 Earl's Court Road
London, W8 6EG

Child health clinic open:
Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm

The Belgravia Surgery
24-26 Eccleston Street
London, SW1W 9PY

Child health clinic open:
Wednesdays 10am-12pm 

Bessborough Street Clinic
1 Bessborough Street
London, SW1V 2JD
 

Post natal group open:
Mondays 1.30pm-4pm

Antenatal class open:
Monthly, Wednesday 1.30pm-4.30pm

Weaning clinic open:
Monthly, Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm

Child health clinic open:
Fridays 9.30am-11.30am

Temporary child health clinic open:
Monday 1.30pm-3pm 

Brompton House Clinic
60 Grove Road
London, NW8 9NH

Child health clinic open:
Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm

Bush Doctors
16-17 West 12 Shopping Centre
Shepherds Bush, W12 8PP 

Baby clinic open:
9.30am-11.30am

Childs Hill Clinic
Garth Road
London, NW2 2NJ 

Base clinic for health visitors open:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Well baby walk-in clinic open:
Thursdays 1.30pm-3.30pm 

Colville Health Centre 
51 Kensington Park Road
London, W11 1PA 

Open:
Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm 

Edgware Community Hospital
Burnt Oak Broadway
Edgware, HA8 0AD

Children's outpatients open:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 

Emperor's Gate Centre for Health
49 Emperor's Gate
London, SW7 4HJ  

Child health clinic open:
Mondays 1.30pm-3.30pm

Child development checks open:
Tuesdays 9am-11.30am 

Grahame Park Health Centre
The Concourse
Grahame Park Estate
London, NW9 5XT

Open:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 

Holland Park Surgery
73 Holland Park
London, W11 3SL

Child health clinic open:
Tuesdays 9.30am-11am 

Lisson Grove Health Centre
Gateforth Street
London, NW8 8EG

Child health clinic, Dr Mintz, Dr Tonkin open:
Tuesdays 9.30am-12noon and 1.30pm-4pm 

Marylebone Health Centre 
17a Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5LT 

Open:
Mondays 10am-3.30pm
Tuesdays 2pm-4pm
Thursdays 9.30am-12.30pm 

Maxilla Children's Centre
4 Maxilla Walk
London, W10 6NP

Post-natal depression/mental health support group open:
Mondays 12 noon-4pm 

The Medical Centre 
7E Woodfield Road
London W9 3XZ 

Baby clinic drop in open:
Tuesdays 2pm-3.30pm

8-12 month checks open:
Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

2 year checks open:
Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am-12 noon

Mill Hill Clinic
Hartley Avenue
London, NW7 2HX

Clinic open:
9am-7pm 

Normand Croft Community School
Bramber Road
London, W14 9PA

Baby clinic open:
Thursdays 1pm-3pm 

North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
New Southgate
London, N11 1NP

Clinic open:
9am-5pm 

Oak Lane Clinic
Oak Lane
London, N2 8LT

Clinic open:
9am-5pm 

Paddington Green Health Centre
4 Princess Louise Close
London, W2 1LQ

Child health clinic open:
9.30am-12 noon

Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing 
56 Bloemfontein Road
London, W12 7FG

Breastfeeding group open:
Wednesdays 1.30pm-3pm

Baby clinic open:
Tuesdays 9.30am-11am
Thursdays 1.30pm-3pm

Development reviews open:
Mondays 9.30am-1.30pm

2 year reviews open:
Tuesdays 1.30pm-3:45pm

Parsons Green Health Centre
5-7 Parsons Green
London
SW6 4UL

Baby clinic open:
Mondays 1.30pm-3.30pm
Tuesdays 1.30pm-3pm
Thursdays 9.30am-11.30 am 1.30pm-3pm
Fridays 9.30am-11.30am 

BCG clinic open:
Alternate Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am

Developmental reviews open:
Alternate Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am
Tuesdays 9.am-12.30pm
Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Queens Park Health Centre
Dart Street
London
W10 4LD

Clinic open:
Monday - Wednesday 9am-12 noon
Tuesdays 9.30am-11.15am
Thursdays 1.30pm-3.15pm 

Richford Gate Primary Care Centre
49 Richford Gate
Richford Street
London
W6 7HY 

Baby clinic open:
Mondays 9.30am-11.30am
Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm
Thursdays 1.30pm-4.30pm

Developmental reviews:
Friday 9am-12pm 

Scarsdale Medical Centre
2 Scarsdale Place
London
W8 5SX 

Child health clinic open:
Wednesdays 2pm-4pm 

Soho Centre for Health and Care 
1st Floor
1 Firth Street
London, W1D 3HZ 

Clinic open:
1st and 3rd Monday of the month 1pm-4.30pm
Tuesdays 9am-12 noon
2nd and 4th Friday of the month 9am-12 noon

Child health clinic open:
Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm 

Torrington Park Health Centre 
16 Torrington Park
London
N12 9SS

Clinic open:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 

Vale Drive Primary Care Centre
Vale Drive
Barnet, EN5 2ED

Clinic open:
9am-5pm

Violet Melchett Clinic 
30 Flood Walk
London
SW3 5RR

Clinic open:
Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm

Walmer Road Clinic
226 Walmer Road
London, W11 4ET

Clinic open:
Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm

Watling Clinic
36 Cressingham Road
Edgware HA8 0RW 

Clinic open:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 

Westbourne Grove Medical Centre
241 Westbourne Grove
London, W11 2SE

Clinic open:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm  

World's End Health Centre
529 King's Road
London, SW10 OUD

Clinic open:
Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm
Thursdays 9.30am-11am 

  
 

Our health visiting teams work in the boroughs of:

  • Barnet
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Kensington and Chelsea 
  • Westminster

Referrers

This information is for GPs and other healthcare professionals who refer people and their children to our health visiting teams.

Referral criteria for our health visiting service

  

Our health visiting teams see parents and their children from new born to 5 years of age. 

Barnet

People have to be living in Barnet or be registered with a Barnet GP in order to access our district nursing services in this borough.

Hammersmith and Fulham

People have to beliving in Hammersmith and Fulham or be registered with a Hammersmith and Fulham GP in order to access our district nursing services in this borough.

Kensington and Chelsea

People have to be living in Kensington and Chelsea or be registered with a Kensington and Chelsea GP in order to access our district nursing services in this borough.

Westminster

People have to be living in Westminster or be registered with a Westminster GP in order to access our district nursing services in this borough.

  

What referral information do our health visiting teams need?

  

Our health visiting service requires standard patient and referrer information including NHS number, contact and address details.

  

How do you refer to our health visiting service?

  

GPs, midwives and hospital maternity units can refer directly to their named health visiting teams.

  

Waiting times for our health visiting service

  

Please contact your local service manager for more information.

  

Core hours for our health visiting service

  

The core hours of our health visiting service are:

Monday: 09.00 to 17.00
Tuesday: 09.00 to 17.00
Wednesday: 09.00 to 17.00
Thursday: 09.00 to 17.00
Friday: 09.00 to 17.00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

  

Discharge criteria for our health visiting service

  

Parents and their children may no longer be seen when they no longer have a need for the service, move out of the borough, or the child has turned 5 years old.

  

Management contacts for our health visiting service

  

Clinical referrers can contact our borough based service managers with any queries they have about our health visiting services.

Health visiting service contact directories

 

 

 

 

  

Contact details

  
Merton
CLCHT.HCPAdminMerton@nhs.net
Contact number 0203 458 5228
Child Health - clcht.mertonchisdata@nhs.net (for referrals into the service from other services)

 

Brent

MASH email:CLCHT.BrentMASH@nhs.net
HEALTH Intelligence
0203 740 9482
CLCHT.BrentAdminHub@nhs.net
Willesden Brent HV - 0208 438 7220
Wembley Brent HV - (SPA) 0208 102 4900
General Email for Brent HV CLCHT.Brent019Admin@nhs.net
Safeguarding Brent HV
Clcht.centralhubsafeguardingchildren@nhs.net
0208 102 4218
BrentMECSHService@nhs.net

 

Hammersmith and Fulham

CLCHT.ChildHealthInformationHub@nhs.net

 

 

 

 

  
 

Locations

 
 
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