Healthy Family Teams
Healthy Family Teams are part of a new Healthy Families Programme, a new integrated service for children, young people and families which brings together care provided by health visitors, school nurses, the Family Nurse Partnership Programme (for first time teenage mums) and the National Childhood Measurement Programme.
There are 20 new locally based ‘Healthy Family Teams’ formed across the County which are central to the programme. Children, young people and families will receive care from this service from before birth to their late teens when they need it, regardless of where they live in Nottinghamshire.
A specialist public health practitioner leads each Healthy Family Team. Other staff in the teams are public health practitioners, assistant public health practitioners, community health assistants, screening support workers and administrators. By working together, each Healthy Family Team member will support families and children in different ways depending on the type of care required.
This service works 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday but can also work out of hours if necessary.
Family Nurse Partnership
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme is an evidence based home visiting service providing on-going, intensive support to first-time teenage mothers and their babies (plus fathers and other family members, with mother's permission). Structured home visits are delivered by highly trained Family Nurses and start in early pregnancy, continuing until the child's second birthday
Breastfeeding and infant feeding support
See our breastfeeding and infant feeding support page for further information.
Routine Health Reviews
Routine health checks from pregnancy to teenage years will continue to be delivered as part of the national Healthy Child Programme by the most appropriate member of the Healthy Family Team.
Where additional support is needed, this will be agreed with service users and delivered by the most appropriate member of the team. Signposting, referral and joint working with local children’s centres and other services will also be offered as part of the support package if needed.
Accessing our services
The Healthy Family Teams are based at local health centres and in some local children’s centres. This allows the teams to work closely with local GPs, education, voluntary services and social care services.
There is a single Healthy Family Team telephone advice number for each area. You can also access your team through a range of appointment based child health sessions for preschool children. In addition there are primary and secondary school based drop in sessions run in each area.
See ‘contact us’ to get in touch with your local Healthy Family Team and to find out where you can attend appointments.
- Health for Teens - A website that links young people aged 11 and over to appropriate local health and wellbeing services, and supports young people to manage their health and wellbeing.