Health Visitors - Bassetlaw

Healthy Family Teams are part of the Healthy Families Programme.

This brings together care provided by the Specialist Public Health Practitioners and their teams. These used to be known as Health Visitors and School Nurses. It also includes the Family Nurse Partnership Programme for young parents and the National Child Measurement Programme.

Each team of practitioners and support staff have responsibility for a certain area and work across the 0-19 years age. These are known as ‘Healthy Family Teams’.

They work closely with local GP practices, early years settings, schools, midwives, children’s centres, social care, and other services in each area. They make sure there are good links and that, when required, parents and young people can be offered the full range of support they may need.

This service is provided to all families living in Nottinghamshire with a child between 0-19 years old. It also covers expectant mums and young people attending Nottinghamshire schools up to the age of 19 years.

We cover Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood, and Rushcliffe.

Health visitor services for the Bassetlaw area.

Telephone number

0300 1235436


Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding improves the health of both baby and mum, but it’s not always easy. If you choose to breastfeed, a range of local support is available from your midwife, Healthy Family Team and via Baby and Breastfeeding Encouragement and Support groups, known as BABES, which are often held in Children’s Centres, where you’ll meet a volunteer who is trained to support breastfeeding.

Baby Loss

We are very sorry if you find yourself here due to experiencing such loss. Wider support from professionals and the local community may be helpful during this time and beyond. Across the three Healthcare Trusts (Nottingham University Hospitals, Sherwood Forest Hospitals & Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals) there is various support available, which your health professional should be able to signpost to.