We work with parents and carers offering professional support and advice about the health and development of young children. We aim to help children get the best possible start in life.
We can provide locally designed health visiting services for all families with children under five in Bracknell, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.
During the first five years of your child’s life, as part of your local Universal Healthy Child Programme, we provide:
We offer further advice and support for families and children who require additional support, for example with parenting skills, breastfeeding and childhood nutrition. We can also arrange support from other professionals.
The health visiting team will either see you in your home, at a Children Centre or other community venue. During this time we will offer information, advice and support as required and can refer you to other services if necessary. We will update your Personal Child Health Record (Red Book) and the HV record for your child as part of the appointment.
The health visiting service will contact you before your baby is born.
You will be offered an appointment when your baby is two weeks old and again when your baby is 6-8 weeks old.
When your baby is 9-12 months old and two years old you will be invited to review their health and development.
You can see a member of the health visiting team at your local Child Health Clinic or contact us for any concerns or advice by phoning or emailing our duty advice lines.
Our duty health visiting telephone numbers are:
Wokingham: 0118 949 5132
Reading: 0118 931 2111 (or email email@example.com)
West Berkshire: 01635 273626
BHFT do not provide Health Visiting services in Slough or RBWM. Local contact details for services provided in these areas are:
01753 373464 / 0800 7723578
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01628 685942
or via MASH 683150 email@example.com / 07816535866
Your feedback is useful to us as it helps develop and improve our services. We routinely collect this at our 6-8 weeks appointment and at Child Health Clinics. We are looking to extend this soon so all our clients can give their feedback on our service.
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