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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Our health visiting teams

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives who have completed additional training in specialist community public health. Your local health visiting teams also have staff nurses, community nursery nurses and administrators. Please see the Institute of Health Visiting infographic entitled ‘Who are health visitors and what do they do’?

We will offer you a minimum of five contacts from late pregnancy through to a developmental assessment of your child when they are about two years old. These appointments may be offered as a video call or as a face to face appointment.

For more information, please watch this video clip from the BBC.

We understand the challenges of parenthood and can provide antenatal and postnatal support, giving you the tools and support to help your children thrive and reach their full potential. We assess health, growth, and development promoting healthy lifestyles.

For more information on our health visiting offer please visit our health visiting page.

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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-5 years called ParentLine. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm in Brighton & Hove and Monday to Friday between 9am to 4.30pm in West Sussex, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a health visitor 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.

This page was last reviewed on 17-08-2023

This page will be next reviewed on 17-08-2026