There will be temporary changes to service delivery with effect from 23rd March 2020 to delay the spread of Covid-19 to families and the wider community whilst continuing to offer support particularly to those who are most vulnerable.
We are here to support you and your family during this difficult time and will be delivering our services in a different way.
The Health Visiting Team will not be running group sessions including the Health Advice Sessions, Self Weigh and Infant Feeding Groups for a short period of time. Instead, we are asking parents and carers to call to speak to a Health Visitor. Alternatively, we will be offering telephone calls for most contacts including all antenatal, 6 to 8 week and 1 and 2 year developmental reviews.
Greenwich Health Visitor health advice sessions and Greenwich Breastfeeding Groups have been suspended until further notice. The service can still be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
If you would like to speak to a Health Visitor please send an email to the Greenwich Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) Service at
email@example.com and we will respond as soon as possible. If you need to speak to someone quickly please call on 020 8836 8621.
The health visiting service provides an inclusive universal service to families from the antenatal period until their child enters school. The service provides a child and family focussed service to promote health and prevent ill health working with both individuals and communities and dealing with issues regarding local population health.
The health visiting team consists of nursery nurses, breastfeeding advocates and clerical officers and is led by the health visitors who are also known as specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN). They work in partnership with GPs and other healthcare professionals, social workers, children’s centre staff and various statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that clients are supported to meet the challenges of effective parenting.
The service is delivered between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic clinic and face to face contacts are now being offered by telephone. When the social distancing rules have been relaxed you will find our teams working from health centres, clinics and children’s centres and offering home visits once again.
The above planned changes are subject to change dependent on government advice.
Please click here to download our Oxleas Parent Online – Coronavirus resources
Please click here to view advice from the Institute of Health Visiting regarding the six-week postnatal check during Covid-19
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