Health Visitors are 'attached' to the Practice, but are employed by Croydon Community Services and are based at Lennard Road
The Role of your Health Visitor
Health Visitors lead a team of people who may be involved in the care of your children. These include community health nurses, registered nurses and nursery nurses.
They will normally visit you when your baby is born, and then follow your child until they go to school.
Health Visitors have links with specialists in the health service and other agencies. They can refer your child for tests if, for example, there are concerns about hearing, sight, etc. In these situations, they can act as an advocate for your child.
They also work closely with Social Services and the Police if there are concerns about child abuse.
They also work with children with special needs and those who are born with a disability.