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Universal health services

Universal health services for children and young people in Solihull

Infant Feeding

The team provide information and support with issues around feeding your baby.

Health Visiting

Health Visitors are experienced, specialist nurses who offer help, information, support and advice to families with pre-school children. Every new mother will receive a home visit from a health visitor after having a baby. After that, home visits will be offered as necessary.

Health Services specifically supporting children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Healthy Child Programme Service (0-19 years)

 This service integrates four areas in child health including Health Visiting, Infant Feeding Support, Family Nurse Partnership (for teenage parents) and School Nursing and is being delivered by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information on the service areas, click on the links below:

The Health Visiting team offer five mandated health checks for all families in Solihull borough during pregnancy, 10-14 days after birth, 6-8 weeks after birth, 12 months old and 2 years old, identifying and responding to health needs including supporting families with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an intensive programme that supports first-time parents under 19 years from early pregnancy until their child is 2 years old.

The Infant Feeding Support team offer specialist advice on breastfeeding and infant nutrition as well as breast pump loan and peer support in the community.

School Nurses lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme to school age children (5-19 years) in mainstream schools, academies and Pupil Referral Units in Solihull. The nurses measure heights and weights, conduct vision screening and health checks to all children at school entry, year 6 and year 9, responding to identified health needs. For more information on Solihull School Nursing please click here.

There is a website specifically for primary aged children (aged 4-11years) and a site for teenagers at the following addresses:

Children’s website (aged 4-11years):

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/  (information for young people aged 4-11years old)

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/solihull/ (Information for parents/carers)

Teenagers website:

https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/ (generic information)

https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/solihull/ (local services in Solihull)

Sexual Health services (Umbrella)

Umbrella is a partnership, led by University Hospitals Birmingham, consisting of a number of community-based organisations, charities and health service providers, with the aim of improving the sexual health and wellbeing of the people of Birmingham and Solihull.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year.

Community Dental Service

They provide care to specific groups of people, including children and adults with disabilities, complex needs and those with extreme dental anxiety.

Find your local GP

Please visit the NHS website to find local GP services

Dentists

Please visit the NHS website to find local Dentists

Pharmacies

Please visit the NHS website to find local Pharmacies

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