The Peterborough Health Visiting Service is a universal health service for all children aged 0-5 years and their parents/carers. Working closely with the school nursing service for school-age children, we aim to optimise health and promote learning through well-being and inclusion.

This service is part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough 0-19 Healthy Child Programme which is delivered in partnership by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

How this service can help you

We can help families and children through our screening, promotion and health support and advice services which include:

  • Community services: Health visitors work with lots of community organisations to run groups for parents in their communities - ask your health visitor or Children's Centre about groups in your area. 

  • Universal services: You will be offered contact and support from a health visitor during your pregnancy. They will go on to support you until your baby is five years old.  This will include visits to you when your baby is born, drop-in clinics that you can come to for advice and support, breastfeeding support and ongoing support and advice about your own health and that of your child(ren) and family. You will also be offered a full immunisation programme that you will have from your doctor's surgery, and a variety of servces that your local Children's Centre offers.

  • Universal Plus services: If you need a bit more support, maybe with some ideas on helping with sleep, your child's behaviour, play or feeding issues, or if you are feeling a bit down or anxious, the health visiting team can support you.

  • Universal Partnership Plus: There may be times when you or your child are having difficulties and you may need the help and support of a range of professionals. This might include your local Children's Centre or social worker. Your health visitor can arrange this and work with the professionals to make sure you get the help you need.

Facilities available

The service is available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. We do not provide an emergency service.

We hold clinics and drop-in sessions across Peterborough, in GP surgeries, health centres and community facilities. We also visit families in their own homes and in Children's Centres.

Interpreters are available if needed.

How do I access this service?

We accept referrals from all GPs in the Peterborough catchment area of NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as well as notification of new referrals via the new birth notification system.  We also accept referrals from Children's Centres, midwives and social workers.

This is a universal service and parents can contact us direct via telephone or letter. 

Where is it?

We hold clinics in many areas of Peterborough. 

The administrative base is: Health Visiting Service, City Health Clinic, Wellington Street, Peterborough, PE1 5DU

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Contact the service

  • Enquiries: 0300 029 50 50
  • Fax: 01733 777938 (secure)

The health visiting team contains highly trained and skilled professionals who work with families offering advice and support on all aspects of bringing up a family. You can contact the team by telephone or at our local drop-in clinics.

Who provides this service?

The Peterborough Health Visiting Service is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Business Unit and is part of the multi-agency universal prevention and early intervention pathway for children and young people (from 0 – 19 years of age)

Who is this service for?

The team provides services for all children from 0-5 years old and their parents/carers who are registered with a Peterborough-based GP.

It works closely with the school nursing service for school-age children to help manage the transition into school and optimise health and promote learning through well-being and inclusion.



The page was last updated on 24 February 2020 by aburrows.

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