Children's Public Health Service (0-19)

Advice for parents about coronavirus

If your child is unwell or injured during the coronavirus pandemic, you can find helpful information on what to do here.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Well Baby Clinics and Local Breastfeeding Support Groups are currently cancelled. 

Childhood vaccinations should still take place as normal, for more information watch the video below:


How can we help?

This service starts in the antenatal period and continues until the age of 19. It includes health visitors, public health school nurses, staff nurses/midwife, teenage pregnancy midwife and community nursery nurses.

The team covers the whole of North Tyneside and has bases at the following centres (click on the centre for contact details):

Health visiting

  • Immunisation advice
  • Advice on healthy eating, stop-smoking services, and other lifestyle choices
  • Support with readiness for school
  • Emotional health and well being
  • Breastfeeding support (information about local breastfeeding peer support groups can be found below)

All families have universal contact from the HV team, including:

  • Antenatal contact
  • New baby visit/primary visit
  • Assessment at six-eight weeks
  • One-year-old assessment
  • 24 -28 month assessment

Any identified additional needs or support will be assessed and supported by a named health visitor.

The health visiting team is available via telephone Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (contact details can be found by clicking on the centres listed above).

School health

Public Health School Nurses provide support in and out of school, with issues such as 

  • Emotional health and well being
  • Keeping healthy and weight management
  • Sexual health
  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol
  • Enuresis (bed wetting)
  • The National Childhood Measurement Programme is delivered in reception and Year 6, see information below
  • Vision screening is offered to reception age children (see leaflet below)
  • The Chat Health texting service is available for young people aged 11-19, for confidential advice contact 07507332532

The school nursing team is based in Shiremoor Children's Centre and can be contacted via telephone Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm on 0191 643 8251

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Local offer

For information on the Local Offer, visit our Local Offer: Special Educational Needs and Disability section