The Health Visiting team attached to the practice are based at The Willows Children, Young People and Family Centre, Glencaple Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TG and can be contacted directly on 01387 220009 

The health visiting (or public health nursing) team's remit is to support families with children up to school age. All new mums and babies are visited at home in the early weeks, and contacts thereafter can take place at home or by phone. 

The health visiting team can offer support in the following areas:

  • Postnatal support to mum and baby
  • Parenting
  • Breast and bottle-feeding
  • Feeding concerns/fussy eating
  • Weaning
  • Growth monitoring
  • Development
  • Postnatal depression
  • Sleep
  • Behaviour
  • Minor ailments
  • Home Safety
  • Reflexology for colic and constipation
  • Toilet training

The team can also provide referrals to other agencies such as:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Educational visitor
  • Child smile
  • Podiatry
  • Parenting groups
  • Home support projects
  • Social work.