Child Health and Family Support
Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.
Download from: NHS: Vaccination Schedule
Baby Buddy App
Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.
Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy
Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212
The Health Visiting service works with all families with children under the age of 5 years in Wiltshire.
Health visitors are there to help and support expectant or new mothers and their families with any needs that are impacting upon their health and wellbeing.
Health visitors play an important role in making sure all children have the best start in life. Early experiences, including before birth, can have a profound impact on lifelong health and wellbeing of young children and their families. Health visitors offer evidence based health advice, information, and support to facilitate and empower parents to care for their children.
Families do not have to be referred into the service as we are informed about all families with young children who are born or move into the area – so we will get in touch with you.
You can request to talk to a duty health visitor by calling the numbers below.
Our website contains a host of links to support services for families and children.
Telephone: 0300 247 0090 (Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00)
Childhood illness visual guide
Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.
Marlborough & District NCT/Breastfeeding Support
Marlborough & District NCT exists to offer information and support to local parents.
It is run by volunteers, most of whom are local parents who became involved after they themselves were helped by the NCT. All of our events and services are open to both members and non-members but they do rely on membership to fund a number of initiatives.
Immunisation Single Point Of Access (SPA)
If you have any queries about immunisations for children of school age, please contact the Immunisation SPA for an “instant response”.
The calls will be answered by an administrative team, additionally a duty clinician will be available daily to answer any clinical queries.
Telephone: 0300 247 0082
Please telephone Reception to let us know your news and we will refer you to our Community Midwife. Alternatively, if you have seen a GP, they are also able to refer you on. Either way, you will be contacted by phone or letter to confirm a booking appointment with a midwife, normally within two weeks. If you have not heard by then, please contact the Practice.
The initial appointment will take approximately one-and-a-half hours and will include:
- Discussion of previous medical history
- Care plan for pregnancy and blood tests
- Details of who to contact if you have any concerns during your pregnancy
You will receive a separate appointment in the post for a scan at Great Western Hospital Maternity Scan Department for around 12-14 weeks of pregnancy. Further information on screening tests that you will be offered during your pregnancy can be found at: www.gov.uk/phe/pregnancy-newborn-screening.
It is advisable to take 400mcgs of Folic Acid daily until 12 weeks of pregnancy and 10mcgs of Vitamin D throughout pregnancy. This can be obtained from any pharmacy.
Telephone: Great Western Hospital’s main switchboard on 01793 604020 and asking for bleep 1583 or the ‘Community bleep holder’ (08:30-16:30 daily).
Outside of these times, in an emergency please ask for the ‘Maternity Unit Bleep holder’.