Every family has a named Health Visitor. All families are assessed by the Health Visitor by 16 weeks post birth. This informs the plan drawn up for and with the family, based on need. All families are offered postnatal support, health promotion and a core health visiting service, which includes developmental assessments and immunisations.
Health Visitors are Specialist Nurse Practitioners who work with children (0-5yrs) and families. To improve the physical, mental, emotional and social health and wellbeing of the population, preventing disease and reducing inequalities in health.
Some examples of health promotion include;