Health Visiting (Haringey)

Main Address

  • The health visiting team can be contacted at your local health centre.

Hours

  • Monday to Friday
    9am to 5pm
Health visitors are nurses or midwives who hold post-graduate specialist practitioner qualifications and work in the field of child family and public health. They work in the community, as autonomous practitioners, both designing and delivering care for families and communities.

They ensure all families have access to a universal set of evidence-based services as part of the healthy child programme to help them stay healthy. They use their expert professional judgement to agree appropriate levels of support over and above this universal service, building on parentsí strengths. Some of this support is provided by health visitors directly, some they delegate or refer to the appropriate professional or practitioner.
Specialist Immunisation Service (Haringey)
This service is for babies and their siblings who require specialist immunisations such as hepititis B and TB, or who require immunisations given by a specialist practitioner due to severe allergies. The service is run in Haringey from both St Annís and The laurelís clinic. Babies receiving immunisations are seen at home with siblings also offered immunisations in this environment.
Main Address

M2 - St Annís Hospital
St Annís Road
Tottenham
London N15 3TH
Tel: 0208 442 6746
Email: gwen.edwards@nhs.net

Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Range of services

Examples of common needs and services are:
  • antenatal visits
  • parenting support and advice on family health and minor illness
  • new birth visits which include advice on diet, feeding, weaning and health checks
  • formal health programme for immunisation, physical and developmental checks, information and support for families on feeding, safety and relationships, a childís developmental milestones, dental health, keeping safe, nutrition, speech language and communication, play
  • formal health programme for school entry (three to five years)
  • Leading the Healthy Child Programme
  • specific support on interventions e.g. post natal depression, supporting families with complex needs

Appointments

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Referral

By letter or email to gwen.edwards@nhs.net

Contact

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Further Information

Gwen Edwards (Service Manager)
Stephanie Hynes (CDC Therapies and Specialist Nursing)
Tel: 07776 472197
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