Health Visitors

Updated on 17th August 2011 at 12:39 pm

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The health visitors based at Walker Medical Group can be contacted on (0191) 213 8992

Every family with a child under the age of 5 years will have a named Health Visitor who will contact the family during the antenatal period or when they move into Newcastle.

Health visitors are qualified nurses with additional qualifications. They aim to promote physical, emotional and social wellbeing with both individuals and the population as a whole and are central to improving public health.

Health visitors have a strong emphasis on working with families before and after their babies are born and they continue to work with children in their early years. This can help to prevent difficulties or identify problems early on and provide additional support as needed.