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This is a self-referral/self-help advice page for your condition

Your condition is best managed by contacting your health visitor

Information on this service


Anyone who has safeguarding concerns regarding the welfare of an adult or child has a duty to report these concerns to social services - it does not need to go via a GP first.

What example conditions does this service deal with?

  • Abuse concerns
  • Baby colic
  • Behaviour issues
  • Breast/bottle advice
  • Constipation
  • Feeding & weaning advice
  • Healthy eating
  • Hearing/speech issues
  • Normal development
  • Poor/faltering growth
  • Postnatal blues
  • Preschool issues
  • Support at home

Does this service accept self-referral?

You can self-refer to this service without seeing or speaking to a GP first

How do I get to this service?

The health visiting service is based at Ripley Hospital.

Is there more info that I can look at?

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How do I find this page in future?

Bookmark this page in your browser by pressing CTRL and D or type the shortcut

Are there any other services I can refer myself to?

Please see our index of services you can self-refer to or type the shortcut or

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