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Health Visiting

Health Visitors are Specialist Community Public Health Nurses who have expertise in child health and development, and family and public health. The Health Visiting team includes Health Visitors, Community Health Nurses and Community Nursery Nurses.

Health Visitors work in people's homes, community health centres, Children's Centres and GP surgeries supporting parents in the promotion of health and wellbeing of all pre-school aged children across Liverpool. All children receive this service from birth and, in some circumstances, prior to birth. 

The Health Visiting Team works in accordance with the Healthy Child Programme, a national programme aimed at promoting optimal health and wellbeing for all children. We also work closely with Midwives, Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), School Nurses, Children's Centres, GP's, Social Care and Voluntary services.

Health visitors offer 5 evidence based contacts:

  • Antenatal contact – virtual or face to face between 28 weeks and 40 weeks gestation
  • Birth Visit between 10-14 days
  • Birth follow up visit between 6-8 weeks
  • 1 year health and development review between 10-12 months
  • 2 year health and development review between 2 years and 2 years 6 months

The 1year and 2-year development reviews will assess Childrens Communication Skills, Gross Motor and Fine Motor Skills, Personal and Social and Emotional Development.  If any concerns are identified, advice and support will be offered and referrals made to other agencies if required.

In addition to offering the Healthy Child Programme, the Health Visiting Service also offers;

  • Breastfeeding support/advice
  • Emotional and mental well-being support
  • Healthy eating, weaning and dietary advice
  • Support with sleep routines
  • Child developmental reviews
  • Advice regarding child behaviour
  • Support and signposting advice for children with any additional needs
  • Support in safeguarding children
  • Pre-school immunisations and school readiness advice
  • Referrals to child specialist services

The Health Visiting Teams can be contacted on

Team 1 and 2 South – 0151-295-9700 – option 3

Team 3 South – 0151 295 3317 or 3995

Team 4 Central - 0151 295 3317 or 3995

Team 5 Central – 0151 295 8416

Team 6 Central -  0151 295 3317 or 3995

Team 7 North - 0151 295 3317 or 3995

Team 8 North - 0151 295 8576, 8582

Team 9 North - 0151 295 8416



We also provide a Health Visitor Led Assessment Clinic for babies & children where there are concerns with weight, height or head circumference. If you are a Parent or Carer and have concerns regarding your child’s growth measurements, please contact the Health Visiting Team on the above numbers and ask to speak to your Health Visitor, or the Health Visitor On Call, if your Health Visitor is not available.




Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Marshall
Contact Position
Operational manager

Other Details

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0 to 5)
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