If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you come unless you hear otherwise. See all our information about COVID-19, including our most current visiting information.

New birth visit information

Useful information for parents about new birth visits

The New Birth Visit forms part of the UK’s national Healthy Child Programme (HCP). This programme offers every family a programme of screening tests, immunisations, developmental reviews, and information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices. These are services that children and families need to receive if they are to achieve their optimum health and wellbeing.

Recommended websites for parents

The role of health visitor getting to know your health visiting and school nursing service (Department of Health).

Infant mental health getting to know your baby (The association for infant mental health UK).   

Infant feeding and nutrition off to the best start, important information about feeding your baby. (NHS)

Building a happy baby, a guide for parents (Unicef)

Safer Sleep Advice (Lullaby Trust) 

Caring for your baby at night (Unicef): 

Immunisation: A guide to immunisations up to one year of age (Public Health England) 

Screening tests for you and your baby in England (Public Health England) 

What dads should know (Public Health Agency) 

Healthy Start Vouchers & Vitamin D

Guide to bottle feeding: NHS and Unicef

Southwark Children Centres

Lambeth Children Centres