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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What to expect from your Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)

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In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, health visitors are now known as public health nurses. They are part of the Healthy Together public health programme for children and young people aged 0-19 and their families.

When will I see a Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)?

You can find out when you will first have contact with a Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) and the different contacts you will have with the team once your baby is born here.

Please note that as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic, health visiting support is being delivered differently. Many of the universal reviews utilise a blended approach of delivery with telephone, digital and face to face elements.

You will still receive a contact at all key development stages, find out more about these stages by following the links below.

What are the different contacts I will have with a Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)?

You can find out lots more about the different contacts you will have with a Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) and some of the topics you can discuss at these contacts by clicking on the links below:

You can find out more about your local maternity services in Leicester and the surrounding areas here.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents 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 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.

Page last reviewed: 30-09-2020

Next review due: 30-09-2023