The health visiting service

Details of the services delivered by the health visiting team in Suffolk.

Health Visitors are Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN), who are registered midwives or nurses. 

The Health Visiting team consists of Health Visitors, Staff Nurses and Healthy Child Practitioners. We work closely as a team to provide the Healthy Child programme 0-19. 

We specialise in working with families with children aged 0 to 5 to identify health needs as early as possible to improve health and wellbeing. We promote health and by offering early interventions and advice we support our families ever changing needs. 

Alongside home visits we deliver our service from our family hubs offering groups for parents and toddlers including: 

  • Infant feeding
  • Infant massage
  • Early days
  • Introducing solids

We have many other services and support - see your local family hub for further information. 

Find your nearest Health and Children's Centre Service.

Find out more about Family Hubs

If you are unable to make an appointment, it is important that you let us know so we can reschedule for your child and offer this slot to another family.