Covid-19 update

From 1 April 2021 Health Visiting in Greenwich will be provided as part of the newly integrated Children’s Centres. The new provider for Health Visiting will be Start Well Trust. As part of the transfer to Start Well Trust we will ensure continuity of care by sharing information. 

The information that we will be sharing are the Health Visiting records for all families with children under 5 years old. 

If you have any questions or comments up until 31 March 2021 please contact Ellen Shelly, Head of Public Health Nursing, Email: ellenshelly@nhs.net 

From 1st April 2021 please contact, Start Well Trust on: info@startwelltrust.org 

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
oxl-tr.cat@nhs.net 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.

Oxleas Parent Online – Coronavirus resources

Please click here to download our Oxleas Parent Online – Coronavirus resources

Institute of Health Visiting – Six-Week Postnatal Check Advice 

Please click here to view advice from the Institute of Health Visiting regarding the six-week postnatal check during Covid-19 

The Greenwich 0-4 service is here to support you and your family from your children’s earliest years to their last day at school.


The health visiting service is there for you from the time that you are 28 weeks pregnant with your first baby, until your last little one goes off to school.


These pages are packed with information to help you find all that you need to give your family a healthy  lifestyle and support from the very beginning.


Click on the links below to find information tailored to your needs.

During pregnancy

Have a healthy pregnancy and prepare for your baby

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New Baby

Caring for your new baby and yourself

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6-8 weeks

What to expect as baby gets older

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10-12 months

How are you and baby doing?

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2-2.5 years

Your active child

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3-4 years

Growing up & getting ready for school

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5-7 years

Starting school

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7-11 years

Moving through school

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12-14 years

Secondary school

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15-16 years

GCSE's and towards post 16

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17-19 years

Looking to the future

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Health Advice Clinics and Greenwich Children Centres

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