Public Health Nursing 0-19 - Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight 0-19 Public Health Nursing Team consists of both qualified midwives or Nurses with specialist training in Public Health, Senior support workers, Community Nursery Nurses, Support workers and administrative staff.
Our services are offered to all children under 19 who live on the Isle of Wight including those currently in elective home education.
These two professional teams are led by Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) who oversee the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme services.
The 0 - 19 Healthy Child Programme is delivered in partnership with other agencies, providing early intervention and prevention, through a variety of approaches.
All families with children of 0-19 years
Full service description
The Isle of Wight health visiting service is the lead agency for the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme for children and their families on the Isle of Wight. The service provides a universal, targeted and specialist health service to children, 0 - 19 years, and their families, focusing on early intervention, prevention and health promotion.
Health Visitors also work in partnership with Sure Start Children Centres, GPs, Midwives and other agencies to ensure that children and families have the right service, in the right place, at the right time and by the right person. We involve children and their families in all aspects of their care by providing a needs-led service free from discrimination.
As this is a universal service all children aged 0 - 19 will receive contacts from a health visitor, a comprehensive Family Health Needs Assessment completed and interventions offered.
Health visitors can accept referrals for interventions from GPs, other agencies or self-referral by families.
Other information & documentation
The School Aged Immunisation Team on the Isle of Wight is based on the Island and part of the larger Immunisation Team covering the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.
The team is comprised of registered Nurses, Health Care Support Workers and Business Support Workers.
Throughout the year the team delivers school aged vaccinations for children in Reception Year up to the end of Year 11 in most of the Island’s schools. Vaccinations are only given where valid consent has been obtained and are offered during:
Winter term – Reception Year to Year 6 Nasal Flu Vaccination Programme (currently extended to Year 11 during COVID)
Spring term – Year 9 ‘School Leaver’s Booster’ of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Inactivated Polio vaccination (Td/IPV) and Meningitis ACWY vaccination.
Summer term - Year 8 first dose Human Papillomavirus vaccination (HPV)
- Year 9 second dose HPV vaccination.
We also hold some clinics in the community to offer sessions to those children educated somewhere other than a Local Authority site and children unable to receive their vaccinations in school for different reasons.
Further information regarding the childhood vaccination programme can be found at
NHS vaccinations and when to have them - NHS (www.nhs.uk) We look forward to meeting you in school!
Enterprise house, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, PO30 5WB
- Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Service is available Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4:30pm only