The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

New birth visit information

Useful information for parents about new birth visits

New birth visits 

Recommended websites and resources that complement the new birth visit that forms part of the UK’s national Healthy Child Programme. 

The role of health visitor (PDF)

Transition to parenting

Relationship building resources from Unicef


Breastfeeding support

NHS information about breastfeeding

Bottle feeding

NHS information about bottle feeding


Government information about immunisations

Vitamin D

Free Vitamin D scheme – Lambeth 

Free Vitamin D scheme – Southwark  


NHS information about helping your baby to sleep

Sleep advice from Lullaby Trust

Sleep advice from Unicef

Children’s Centres 




Lambeth health visiting service
Tel: 020 3049 5300  

Southwark health visiting service
Tel: 020 3049 8166