New birth visits

Between days 10 and 14 after your baby has been born you will be visited by your health visitor to carry out a New Birth visit.

You will receive an SMS and a call from our Single Point of Access (SPA) team notifying you of your appointment slot and to confirm your address.

The purpose of this visit is to complete a full family assessment to identify and act on any concerns identified and promote health and wellbeing. Your health visitor will update your baby’s records during the visit and will connect your eRedbook.

Your baby will be weighed and a full head to toe check will be completed. Your health visitor will provide you with advice and their contact details should you require support.

The New birth visit is an ideal opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

If you need to speak to a health visitor before this time you can contact the duty desk on 0300 300 1813 or via email: dutydeskchildrenbd@nelft.nhs.uk

The team are available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

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