Shropshire Council

Public Health Nursing Service

This service consists of health visitors, school nurses, the Family Nurse Partnership and skilled practitioners to support the Healthy Child Programme delivery. Its aim is to improve health outcomes for children and young people by offering support, information and signposting on a number of issues, for example:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Continence
  • Weaning
  • Breastfeeding
  • Emotional health and well-being
  • Relationships
  • Sexual health
  • Accident prevention
  • Oral health

The service also offers the following contacts:

  • Antenatal after 28 weeks
  • New birth visits between 10-14 days, 6-8 weeks, 12 months and 2-2½ years
  • Height and weight measuring at reception and year 6
  • The service is also introducing health assessments between the age of five and 14

The service is offered in a range of settings, including home visits, community clinics, GP practices and schools.

  • Telephone 0333 358 3654
  • Text your Health Visitor on 07520 635212. This number will not accept calls
  • Text your School Nurse on 07507 330346. This number will not accept calls