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The Health Visiting Team includes qualified nurses and/or midwives that have undertaken additional specialist training.

The team offers services for all families with children aged 0-5 years old. They empower families to provide the best possible start in life for their children. They have expertise and experience in child development and family health.

 

Contact us

Email: bchft.communications@nhs.net

Telephone:

GP Surgeries

You can find details of your nearest GP on the NHS website:

Search for your local GP

Vaccinations

Your baby will have routine vaccinations from two months onwards. They are very important, as your child will be protected from numerous illnesses, including:

  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Bacterial infections that cause meningitis

You can find which vaccinations are due and when on the immunisation schedule.

For further information and FAQs on vaccinations in pregnancy, for babies and in older children, visit Healthy Dudley's Immunisations page.

Further Resources

Black Country Integrated Care System

The Healthier Futures website provides parents, carers and young people across the Black Country with consistent and high-quality advice from local health professionals.

Oral health for babies

Answers to questions such as, when do teeth first appear and why is it important to brush milk teeth alongside many other queries can be found at Healthy Dudley.

Family Healthy Lifestyle Service

The Family Healthy Lifestyle Service offers free healthy lifestyle support to families in the Dudley borough. Access support over the phone or in person over a series of up to seven appointments.

Families are supported to work towards their healthy goals and find out about other activities and specialist support available in the local area.

Families can self-refer or can be referred by their GP Practice, School Nurse, Health Visitor or a Family Support Worker. 

Telephone: 01384 732402
Email: letsget.healthydudley@nhs.net

Healthy Start 

Healthy Start - If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food, milk and collect free vitamins.

Telephone: 0300 3302090
Email: healthy.start@nhsbsa.nhs.uk
Facebook: @NHSHealthyStart

You can also find a number of resources to help you to live a healthy lifestyle, such as information on keeping active, eating healthy, and how to keep safe throughout the seasons at Dudley Healthy Lifestyles.

The following pharmacies in the borough supply healthy start vitamins and drops:

ASDA HALESOWEN - Queensway, Halesowen B63 4AB

BROADWAY PHARMACY - 95 The Broadway, Stourbridge DY8 3HX

GORNAL WOOD PHARMACY - 18 Abbey Rd, Gornalwood, Dudley DY3 2PG

MORRISONS PHARMACY - Charterfield Shopping Centre, Stallings Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 7SH

MURRAYS PHARMACY-QUEENSWAY - 57 Queensway, Halesowen B63 4AG

PRIORY COMMUNITY - 95-97 Priory Rd, Dudley DY1 4EH

SWINFORD PHARMACY - 90 Hagley Rd, Oldswinford, Stourbridge DY8 1QU

TESCO - TOWN GATE RETAIL PARK - Birmingham Rd, Dudley DY1 4RP

VILLAGE PHARMACY - 9 Market St, Kingswinford DY6 9JS