Health Visiting

Health Visiting

Welcome to the Health Visiting Service for Tameside. The Health Visiting Service works to keep your child and family healthy, and provide advice and support to parents and carers, from the later stages of pregnancy until you child reaches school age.

About Our Service

Our main areas of work are pre-school children, their carers and families. We promote health in the community by working with parents, carers and partner agencies to promote healthy lifestyles.


We offer:

    • Open Baby Clinics throughout the borough for parents and carers to access information and advice as well as baby weighing
    • Five Universal Health and Development Reviews: antenatal, at 28-37 weeks of pregnancy; new birth, when your baby is 10-14 days days old, and at 6-8 weeks, 9-12 months and 2 years, either in clinic or at home.
  • Support and expert advice to all new parents, around all aspects of childcare and parenting, including infant feeding, immunisation, behaviour and parent-child relationships.
  • Help with parental mental health issues including post -natal depression, contraception, smoking cessation and alcohol consumption


  • We also work with partner agencies to protect vulnerable children and families, with particular emphasis on early intervention
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN-D): We work with closely with the local authority and other agencies to provide the ‘local offer.’ This is information and support in a single place for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers, about what services you can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for each child and young person. You can find out more about information about this on

Our Expertise

  1. We are a team of qualified nurses with an additional degree level health visiting qualification.


  1. We also have fully qualified nursery nurses.
  2. We are supported by generic support workers.

How To Use The Service

All new mothers will receive a home visit from a Health Visitor between 10-14 days after your baby is born, under normal circumstances. We also aim to have already met you before the birth.  We will contact you to arrange these appointments in advance, by telephone or letter.


You will have a named Health Visitor until your child has received his or her 2 year development check, and after this time as needed. Our nursery nurses are key members of our team and you will meet them as well, on home visits and in clinic.


All families that move into the area with a pre-school child will be contacted, to welcome you to local health and community services and make sure that your child’s health records are up to date. If you have moved in and have not yet heard from us, please contact your local Health Visiting team to arrange a visit.


You can phone your Health Visiting team for any additional support or information at any point, or call in to the clinic.


Opening Times

Our clinics are open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.


Contact Information

Health Visitors are based at the clinics below. Each team has an answer phone facility and these messages are picked up daily. 


Ann Street Clinic, Denton, M34 2AJ   Tel. 0161 366 2229

Albion Drive Clinic, Droylsden, M35 7NP Tel. 0161 342 7928

Crickets Lane Clinic, Ashton OL6 6NG Tel. 0161 342 7880 / 7889


Union St Clinic, Hyde, SK14 1NX Tel.  0161 366 2020


Hattersley Clinic, Hattersley Road East, SK14 3EH Tel. 0161 366 3900


Stalybridge Clinic, Waterloo Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2AU Tel 0161 366 2150


Mossley Clinic, Market Street,Mossley, OL5 0HE Tel 01457 850 512


Dewsnap Lane Clinic, Dukinfield, SK16 5AW Tel. 0161 366 2175


If your child is ill you can try your local pharmacy first. They will tell you if your child needs to see a GP. If your child has signs of serious illness contact your GP directly or take them straight to the A&E department of your local hospital.

Most GP surgeries are very supportive towards parents of small children. Some will fit babies into surgeries without an appointment or see them at the beginning of surgery hours. Many GPs will also give advice over the phone.

If you find it difficult to contact your doctor or get to the surgery you can call NHS 111 for medical advice, 24 hours a day.