Health for under 5s was developed by professionals working for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust,(LPT),with support from Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council.

LPT provides community health, mental health and learning disabilities services for the one million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

This website has been produced specifically for parents and carers of children from 0-5 years. It contains information to support you during those initial formative years.

Healthy Together is the name for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s public health services for children and young people aged 0-19 and their families. It includes health visiting and school nursing services. Health for Under 5s is one of a suite of websites to support the work of Healthy Together professionals, helping children, young people and families to stay healthy. The other two websites are:

For more information visit:


The content published on this website is produced by Health Professionals, this is evidence based health information in line with NHS standards, policies and guidelines, including NICE Guidelines.

 Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, the producers of this website, does not claim any responsibility for content external to this website.

 Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust prides itself on gathering user feedback from client groups to ensure that the content published on this site is easily accessible, relevant and current.

 Should any information found on this site raise any personal issues for you, please remember that you can contact your own public health nurse by contacting them directly using the number they have given you, within your ‘red book’.

Should you need urgent health advice please contact your GP or call NHS 111. In an emergency please visit A&E or call 999

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust operates a confidential and secure text messaging service for parents and carers of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service’s working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Leicester City: text 07520 615381

Leicestershire & Rutland: text 07520 615382

You can also call and speak to a public health nurse on our advice line,excluding appointments: 0300 3000 007

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