A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. They specialise in family health. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental and physical health and social wellbeing.
Health Visitor Clinics: Cheadle Health Centre, Thursdays 1:30 – 3:30pm No appointment needed. Tel No.: 01538 487570 Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm.
A childhood immunisation clinic is offered inhouse by our Practice Nurses on Mondays 11.30am – 1.30pm. Pre-school boosters can also be booked outside these times.
Midwives offer individual care to women and their families and help them take part in their own care planning during pregnancy. They care for newborn children, providing health education and parenting support for the first 28 days, after which care transfers to a health visitor.
Community Midwife Office: Tel No. 01782 672181
An alcohol and drug counsellor may also be known as a substance abuse or substance misuse worker. Alcohol and drug counsellors work with people with substance misuse problems to help them overcome their addiction.
If you feel you may have a problem in this area and would like help, please book an appointment with a GP who can signpost you to specialist services should this be required.