Bury Health Visiting Service

Bury Health Visiting Service

About
Bury Health Visitors provide an essential service for families with all children from birth to five years living in Bury.

Awards
UNICEF Baby Friendly Stage 2 Accreditation 2013

Safety information
Individual clients or issues with local NHS services will not be discussed via this page. If you have an immediate health concern or need urgent medical advice please contact your own GP, out of hours Walk In centre, or Dial 111. In case of an emergency please call an ambulance on 999, or attend your nearest A&E Department.

Mission
Pennine Care have developed a set of 10 principles that outline our key values and behaviours which are essential for providing safe, high quality care and services for our patients.

The 10 Principles of Care

  1. Safe and effective services
  2. Meaningful & individualised
  3. Engaging and valuing
  4. Constructive challenge
  5. Governance procedures
  6. Focused and specific
  7. Competent skilled workforce
  8. Clear & open communication
  9. Visible leadership
  10. Shared accountability

Health Visitors are qualified and registered Nurses and/or Midwives who have undertaken specialist training in public health, child health, health promotion and education in order to work with parents and carers to give every child the best start in life.

Health visitors in Bury deliver the Healthy Child Programme (Department of Health, 2009) in order to support and educate families from pregnancy through to a child’s fifth birthday. In addition to any concerns you may have about yourself or your baby, common Health Visitor tasks include:

  • New Birth Visits
  • Breastfeeding support & feeding advice
  • Information on the Immunisation schedule
  • Parenting support
  • Advice on family health and minor illnesses
  • Physical and developmental checks
  • Advice on behaviour & sleep management
  • Weaning and dental health information
  • Signposting to local health services and Sure Start Children’s Centres.
  • Providing families with specific support where necessary such as post natal depression

Health Visitors see families in a variety of settings across Bury, and you may see your Health Visitor:

  • In the family home
  • GP Surgeries
  • Children’s Centres
  • Well Baby Clinics

Health Visitors work closely alongside Health Care providers and other agencies such as; GP’s, Children’s Centres and Health Trainers in the community. If you have any concerns about your child’s health and wellbeing then your Health Visitor can help you to get the right support and advice through our service or by signposting or referring a family to another suitable service.

Health Visitors have a wide knowledge base and are experienced in supporting families across Bury. In Bury the Health Visitors work in teams alongside experienced Nursery Nurses and each team visits families according to which sector of Bury they live in. Your specific Health Visiting team will be written in the front of your red book. Your Health Visitor can be contacted Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am- 5pm and, Health Visiting Team contact details are as follows:

Whitefield – 0161 762 3291
Prestwich – 0161 762 3735
Bury Centre Team 1 – 0161 716 1360
Bury Centre Team 2 – 0161 716 1370
Radcliffe – 0161 724 2086
Ramsbottom & Tottington – 01706 282 933

Individual clients or issues with local NHS services will not be discussed via this page. If you have an immediate health concern or need urgent medical advice please contact your own GP, out of hours Walk In centre, or Dial 111. In case of an emergency please call an ambulance on 999, or attend your nearest A&E Department.

Walk Right Podiatry

At Walk Right Podiatry we offer a Biomechanics Assessment and Gait Analysis service within Bradley Physio in Tottington. Biomechanics and Gait Analysis are the study of the body’s function and movement and it’s effect on the lower limbs. Pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips and back can all be caused by a discrepancy in the bodies movement. This assessment allows us to identify and treat a number of complex gait issues, from injury rehabilitation, to improving sporting performance.

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We can solve incorrect pathological gait and faulty movement patterns with the use of bespoke Orthotics placed into your footwear, to help redistribute pressure away from those joints and tissues under stress. Whatever your condition or sport we’re able to provide an Orthotic that works for you.

To make an appointment please call our Rochdale clinic on (01706) 655110

Contact Us

Walk Right Podiatry
80 Market Street
Tottington
Bury. Lancashire
BL8 3LJ
Visit our website: www.walk-right.co.uk
Email us: info@walk-right.co.uk