Welcome to the Health Visiting Service
The Health and Social Wellbeing Strategy identifies the importance of improving health and well being outcomes for children, particularly those children who are disadvantaged. The purpose of the Health Visiting Service is to improve the quality of life for children and families within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan – adding not just years to life but, life to years.
What we offer
The Health Visiting service will fundamentally provide a universal service for all families with children under the age of 5 years. The service will consist of comprehensive health assessments resulting in service provision based on individual and local need and will support Cardiff and Vale University Health Board in meeting health improvement targets.
Health Visiting is predominately a preventative public health service based on the following principles:
- the search for health needs
- the stimulation of an awareness of health needs
- the influence on policies affecting health
- the facilitation of health enhancing activities.
All Health Visitors are qualified nurses, who go on to do additional specialist Health Visitor training. This training is a full time academic course and is currently provided as an honours degree. On completing this degree, because of the specialist qualification, the Nurse is registered on an additional part of the NMC register.
Health Visitors are supported in their work by Community Nursery Nurses and Administrative Support Staff.
All Health Visitors are Community based with some located in GP practices while others are based in UHB premises.
The senior team is based at:
Health Visitor & Flying Start Headquarters
Tel: 029 2093 2604 / 2952