Newcastle Hospitals Community Health

Health Visiting and School Health

Baby and childrenWe work with families to support children and young people's development, providing additional support, or information to help people find more support, when it is needed.

Every child and young person in education has a named Health Visitor or School Health Advisor who provides this support. 

During the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), Newcastle 0-19 Service (Health Visiting & School Nursing Teams) would like to ensure all our families remain supported.  We aim to continue to deliver the Healthy Child Programme, supporting you and your family.

The way we will be working will ensure we reduce the risk of spread of the Coronavirus within our communities and protect the most vulnerable in society.  We will be continuing some home visits but most of our contacts will be by telephone.  Support and advice will be provided through our single point of contact (SPOC) 0191 282 3319.  Your call will be answered by an administrator and your will be contacted by a member of the 0-19 Service team.

If your child is unwell you should still contact your GP or call 111 for advice.

You should still attend for childhood immunisation as per your appointment letter.

National guidance for Coronavirus can be found at  www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Hilary Earl, 

Matron (Service Manager), 0-19 Service, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Community Directorate


Support from 0 to 19 years old

We aim to provide a health support service for children, young people and their families in all areas of their lives. 

The services we provide are for children and young people from age 0 to 19. They include:

Birth

Arrow

 

19 years old

New birth visit - 10 to 14 days

Six week visits
Three to four month contact at home/clinic
9 to 12 month contact at home/clinic
Immunisation in Schools

Confidential service

We provide a confidential service. This means that any child, young person, parent or carer can discuss their personal information with us in confidence, and we will not discuss this with anyone else without their permission. 

However, we must share information if we believe someone may be at risk of significant harm.

Additional information

When are we available?

Our 0 to 19 services are available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, including school holidays.

Contact us

You can contact us via the single point of contact at: 0191 282 3319

You can also contact us or refer yourself to our service through your family doctor or your child's school

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