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Health Visiting

Health Visitors are qualified Nurses or Midwives who have done additional specialist training to work with children and families. There are four Health Visiting teams in Plymouth - one for North Plymouth, one for East Plymouth, one for South Plymouth and one for West Plymouth. If you are not sure which team works in your area, you can check your neighbourhood against this map.

In our teams we have a mix of staff who deliver a programme of care to the local community. The teams are made up of Health Visitors, Community Public Health Nurses, and Family Health Workers.

We work with families and predominantly children under the age of 5, supporting in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.  Our role within the community is to identify health and developmental needs of children and support families at key points in children’s early years. 

We work in partnership with many other agencies and workers in the community; our aim being to support parents/carers of children to meet their potential. Across the city are child health clinics where families with children can easily drop in and access the Health Visiting service. 

Our model of working allows us to improve the care we deliver and how we communicate with key partners, families, carers, local community, GP’s, children’s centres, other health professionals. We can develop services in response to local need, therefore tackling inequalities at a community level. We work in partnership with communities to identify areas of change and help to build the community capacity to make the changes happen.  

Contact

North Plymouth
Service lead: Sarah Gardner
Tel: 01752 434188
Email: Livewell.HVNorthTeam@nhs.net

East Plymouth
Service lead: Karen Mitchell
Tel: 01752 435370
Email: Livewell.HVEastTeam@nhs.net

South Plymouth
Service lead: Anne Soper
Tel: 01752 435169
Email: Livewell.HVSouthTeam@nhs.net

West Plymouth
Service lead: Amanda Charlton
Tel: 01752 434008
Email: Livewell.HVWestTeam@nhs.net

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