We would like to thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 pandemic whilst our Nurses (Health Visitors and School Nurses) have been following NHS guidance and helping to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

 

You may not have seen us as often as usual and in light of new guidance, we are happy to announce that we have started to resume a more normal service.

 

You will receive a letter inviting you to contact us to book an antenatal appointment, this is in addition to your Midwife appointments.

 

You will receive a telephone call from a Health Visitor when your baby is between 10-14 days old to discuss coming to visit you at home for your new birth visit.

 

A Health Visitor will contact you by telephone when your baby is between 6-8 weeks old. Please note: If your baby was 6-8 weeks old during the lockdown we will be calling you over the coming weeks however, please bear with us while we try to reach all of you as quickly as possible.

 

Your baby should still have their 8 week GP check and receive their primary immunisations, you should book this with your GP.

 

We are continuing to send your child’s ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) at 1 year and 2 to 2 and a half years old by post. Please complete and return to us and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your child’s development.

 

If your child has been referred to us by their school, the School Nurses will liaise with school for your child and contact you to discuss your child’s health assessment and the best way to support them.

 

Our Nurses use a variety of platforms to contact you, for example – telephone and zoom.

 

Healthy Start vitamins remain available from us, please contact us to arrange a collection time.

 

Our Well Baby Clinics remain closed due to social distancing restrictions.

 

Please get in touch with us if you need to speak to a Health Visitor, School Nurse or Community Nursery Nurse using: telephone (0300 330 5777) email (bromh.bexley0to19@nhs.net) or via our livechat function through our website.

 

Special COVID-19 message for parents- what to do if your child is injured or unwell.

 

Good Thinking UK is free for Londoners to access and provides support to those who feel anxious, sleep deprived, stressed or sad. For support with Coronavirus and your mental health visit good-thinking.uk/coronavirus/

 

Right2Food –

The Children’s Right2Food Campaign is a nationwide initiative to ensure every child in the UK can access and afford good food. Covid has shone a spotlight on the scale of children’s food poverty in the UK. Young people are calling for government to act now on their Charter: foodfoundation.org.uk/childrens-right-to-food-campaign

 

Welcome to Bexley Health Visiting and School Nursing website. The Bexley 0 to 19 service offers tailored guidance support to families and partner services who work with children and young people in order to help them understand and promote their development, with dedicated support from our expert Health Visitors and School Nurses. Click on the age group you’re interested in to find out more.

 

“Congratulations to the Bexley 0 to 19 service who have received the most fabulous feedback from parents and carers attending the child health clinics.” If you’d like to give your feedback on your experience of the service, please complete our Friends and Family survey or, if you’d like to share something in more detail visit: careopinion.org.uk/youropinion