A team of community midwives work with the doctors to run an antenatal and postnatal clinic at the Swaffham Medical Centre on regular Mondays. To book appointments or contact the team please call 01945 469259.
A team of community nurses provide nursing treatment to the housebound and patients recently discharged from hospital.
NCH&C provide community-based care for our patients in and around Norfolk, offering a wide range of NHS healthcare services, such as district nursing, health visiting and speech and language therapy.
For further details visit norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.
The health visitor is responsible for visiting all families with children under the age of five.
Around two weeks after your baby has been born, a Health Visitor will arrange to visit you all at home to find out how you are feeling and to discuss the health and wellbeing of your new baby and your family.
The Health Visitor can support you with advice and information about caring for your new baby, advice on feeding and safe sleeping, crying, immunisations, and any other health issues relating to your family.
There is lots of information on this site about your baby’s health and development, including what to expect at different ages and stages, what you can do at home to help your baby to be well, and when to seek help if you are worried about anything.
If you need further information about your wellbeing as a parent, or your baby’s health and development. You can contact the team by calling Just One Number on 07520 631590.
Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems using evidence-based, scientific research on food, health and disease. This is translated into practical advice to enable individuals and their family or carers to make appropriate food and lifestyle choices. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, Dietitians support adults and children whose diet is a major factor affecting their quality of life.
Below are examples of the diseases or conditions where our Dietitians may offer support and advice. This support and advice may be ongoing or achieved through a single dietetic clinic appointment:
- Following surgery or trauma.
- Intensive care.
- During treatment resulting in side effects that reduce appetite or make the process of eating difficult.
- To meet the needs of a preterm infant.
- Diabetes – Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Coeliac disease.
- Food allergy.
- Inflamation Bowel Disease (IBD).
- Irritable bowel syndrome or food intolerance.
- Kidney disease.
- Heart disease (and cardiac rehab).
- Neurological conditions.
- Faltering growth.
- Management of pressure sores.
They do not offer a specialist service for eating disorders.
Counsellors – Wellbeing Service
Practice counsellors and the Wellbeing service are available to help those with personal problems and anxiety or stress related symptoms.
The practice privately funds counsellors to offer 6 sessions to registered patients, sessions are an hour long and during working hours. We do request a £20.00 refundable deposit to access the service.
Referral to counsellors is through the doctor.
The Wellbeing service also accepts self referral.