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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. 

Referral criteria

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.

Referral method

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 ( We look forward to meeting you in school!

Contact Information

0300 123 5224

Enterprise house, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, PO30 5WB

Opening hours

  • 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

Special Notice
The Service is available Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4:30pm only

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.