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Manchester Health Visiting Service

Our citywide teams offer a public health service to children aged 0-5 years and their families who are registered with a GP in Manchester.

We focus on achieving the five Every Child Matters Outcomes (be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being) for children through:

  • Universal delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (Previously the Child Health Promotion programme)
  • Evidence-based targeted packages of care
  • Community centred public health programmes

Health visiting teams usually consist of health visitors, community staff nurses, community nursery nurses and team assistants.

Our services include:

  • Home visits to newborn babies
  • Home visits to families new to the area
  • Home visits to provide extra support
  • Child Health clinics
  • Health and development reviews
  • Refer children to other appropriate services to support the family


Central East Gorton Team Abbey Hey Clinic 0161 223 4193 Levenshulme Health Centre 0161 861 2300 Longsight Health Centre 0161 225 9274 Central West Rusholme Health Centre 0161 861 2200 Chorlton Health Centre 0161 861 8888 Chorlton / Whalley Range 0161 861 8888 North East Cornerstone Centre 0161 230 2200 Newton Heath Health Centre 0161 684 9696 North West Harpurhey Health Centre 0161 861 2400 Cheetham Primary Care Centre 0161 202 8750 Charlestown Health Centre 0161 741 2000 Plant Hill Clinic 0161 740 8004 South Burnage Health Centre 0161 443 0600 Chorlton Park Children's Centre 0161 245 7013 Old Moat Children's Centre 0161 446 2131 Wythenshawe Northenden Health Centre 0161 945 3624 Baguley Clinic 0161 946 0802 Forum Health 0161 490 7142 Wythenshawe Offices, Stancliffe Road 0161 946 0065 Homeless Families Health Visiting Team 0161 861 8888


The Health visiting service is available between 8.30 am and 4.45 pm Monday to Friday. This is a non-emergency service. If you are worried about your child's health you should contact your GP, visit an NHS Walk-in Centre or call NHS Direct 0845 4647. In an emergency dial 999.


Team Leaders:

Christine Akuazoku

Claire Broadhurst

Jonathan Haydock-Watson

Rohit Nanji

Lisa Sanchez

Hayley White


We provide:

Children's health:

Feeding and weaning


Play and development


Minor ailments

Minor illnesses

Home safety advice

Potty training

Family health:

Parenting skills

Healthy eating

Sexual health


Drugs and alcohol

Smoking cessation

Accident prevention

Emotional support:

Postnatal depression

Mental Health


Domestic abuse


Antenatal support

Teenage pregnancy


Manchester City Council - Children's Services

NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk

Department of Health http://www.dh.gov.uk

Department for Education http://www.education.gov.uk

Healthy Child Programme: Pregnancy and the first five years

Health visitor implementation plan 2011-15: a call to action, February 2011

Inspection of safeguarding and looked after children services

- Care Quality Commission and Ofsted report from inspection in November 2010


Every family with a pre-school child 0 - 5 years old has access to a health visitor and their team.

All new births in the area are referred to the appropriate Health Visiting team. If you are new to the area, your GP may notify the Health Visiting team. Families can also self refer into the service at any time.

Additional Information:

Who would be there for the children and their parents? Who could they turn to in their hour of need? It sounded like a job for…Health Visitors

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Awards / Recognitions:

Received recognition at the CPHVA Conference 2009 on the presentation poster on the HV Service Delivery booklet produced: won 1st prize.

Community Practitioner Team of the Year 2013, awarded by the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association.