A GP deals with a wide range of health issues including general health advice, contraception, maternity services and vaccinations. If the GP can’t help, they may refer you to a hospital for tests or treatment, or to specialist services if you need them.
It’s important that you register with your nearest GP practice by completing a registration form.
It is important that you see a midwife as soon as you know you are pregnant. The best time to see your GP or midwife is before you are 12 weeks pregnant, so you can get the best care for you and your baby, know all the essential information and have the proper tests and scans.
Women can give birth in their home, or any maternity unit or birthing centre they choose. You can self-refer to the maternity service of your choice without a GP appointment. You can call or visit the local maternity service directly or complete a self-referral form.
- North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust Tel: 020 8887 3055 open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Alternatively complete a self referral form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the maternity services please visit the North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust.
- Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust Tel: 020 8375 1254 open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. Alternatively complete a self-referral form and return it by email, fax, post or hand deliver to any of the Trust’s antenatal clinic venues. For further information about the maternity services please visit the Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust website.
Family Nurse Partnership
The Family Nurse Partnership is a home visiting programme for first time young mums (and dads) in Enfield who are aged 20 or under. A specially trained family nurse visits the young mum regularly from early pregnancy until the child is two years old.
A family nurse will provide information and support to help parents:
- Have a healthy pregnancy
- Improve their child’s health and development
- Plan their futures and achieve aspirations
Contact – You can contact the Enfield Family Nurse Partnership team by: Email: beh-tr.enf-FNP@nhs.net Telephone: 0208 702 4465
You can also ask your GP, midwife, health visitor or other healthcare professional for more information or click here.