Health visiting

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


We can support families from late pregnancy to when your child turns 5 years of age. We offer all families the healthy child programme, health and development contacts up to the 2-2.5-year review. We can also support up to school entry if you need our help and support - we then hand over to our School Nursing colleagues if necessary.

If you need more than our routine core contacts, we can agree together what extra help and support we can provide, or refer you to the right service.  We offer well baby clinics and support your family’s unique needs including:

  • transition to parenthood and the early weeks
  • perinatal mental health
  • breastfeeding
  • healthy weight and healthy nutrition
  • managing minor illness and reducing accidents
  • health, wellbeing and development of your child

Health Visitors

Health visitors are nurses or midwives who are passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing illness. They work with families to give pre school age children the best possible start in life.

Health visitors are qualified and registered nurses or midwives who have chosen to gain additional training and qualifications as specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN - HV). Their additional training in public health enables them to assess the health needs of individuals, families and the wider community to promote good health and prevent illness.

You can find out more about what health visitors do by watching the short film on the NHS website.

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We welcome your feedback as this will help us to improve the service offered. 

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If you are interested in being involved in focus groups please let us by emailing hvsnadvice@cornwall.gov.uk.

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If you are interested in a career in our service, please see our jobs and careers pages.

Care Quality Commission

We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.  Please visit their website for further information.

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