Children's Services

Health Visitor

The Health Visitor in Sennelager works closely with your doctor and follows the UK’s Child Health Programme. Health Visitors can provide advice and support with a wide range of baby and childhood issues including:

  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Monitoring growth & development
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Sleep, routines and toilet training
  • Behaviour management
  • Parenting questions

The Health Visitor visits Sennelager every 4-6 weeks. During this time you can make appointments or attend drop-in clinics held in the Welfare Centre on Normandy Barracks.  At other times, your health visitor can support you via telephone or video call.  Please contact Sennelager medical centre on 05254 982 2414 for visit dates, to make an appointment or to request a call from the Health Visitor.

The Health Visitor for EJSU/ISODETs is based in SHAPE. The Health Visitor visits most areas regularly, drop in clinics are usually available and home visit can be requested. Between visits telephone/skype consultations can be requested. To contact the Health Visitor call SHAPE Medical Centre on: 0032 65 44 5824.

School Nursing Support

In a medical emergency, call 112 and then the hospital hotline number 0800 5889936 or 0049 521 305 3960 (from UK mobile or outside Germany). so that we can provide any support you may need.

The school nursing support will continue to follow the UK's Child Health Programme. It will be delivered by our Health Visitor, Nina Upson, who will visit Sennelager every 4-6 weeks. If you wish to speak to her about your child's school health support, contact Sennelager Medical Centre on 05254 982 2414 and the reception staff will arrange for her to call you.

For children aged 5 -11 years old attending the MOD school in Sennelager, the Health Visitor will support with the delivery of the following School Health services:

  • School entry screening checks
  • Height and weight
  • Vision and hearing tests at age 5
  • School-aged flu vaccine
  • Work with GP and team to support parents and child with on-going health needs
  • Working in partnership with school to support the pupil and school if there are additional healthcare needs.

School Health Support in EJSU/ISODETs

As part of the Health Visitor’s 0-19 service, MOD schools are provided with health support and advice via the LLP Health Visitor who visits them termly but is available at other times to school staff and parents if required via telephone, Skype or email. The private MOD-sponsored schools may request health support and advice from the Health Visitor for MOD sponsored children. The parents of children in MOD sponsored private schools have the same open access to the Health Visitor as those in MOD schools.  For school health support, please contact SHAPE Medical Centre on 0032 6544 5824.

Children’s Speech & Language

Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) are qualified professionals who offer advice and support for your child's speech and language development needs.  If you feel that your child needs assessment and support from the Speech and Language Therapist, please make an appointment to see your GP.  If a referral is recommended by your child's school, please request written information to take along to the GP appointment.  Your GP will assess and refer your child to the SLT if appropriate.

The Speech and Language Therapist can provide assessment and support for many different areas of concern, including:

  • Stammering
  • Social Communication Difficulties
  • Language Delay
  • Speech and Sound Development
  • Voice Disorders
  • Selective Mutism

There will be one face-to-face SLT visit to Sennelager per school term. Additional SLT services in Germany may be offered remotely via video or telephone consultation. If you are referred, the SLT will contact you to arrange an appointment. If the SLT is unable to contact you after three separate attempts, your referral will be cancelled.  For any queries about speech and language therapy, please call Sennelager Medical Centre on 05254 982 2414.

Children's Speech & Language support in EJSU/ISODETs

If you are registered with SHAPE medical centre for medical purposes, and feel your child needs support with SLT issues, contact the SHAPE Medical Centre on 0032 6544 5824 or email (LLPHealthcare-SHAPE-OGpmailbox@mod.gov.uk).  Your request will be forwarded to a UK GP.

If you are registered with the British Medical Administration Unit (MAU) at Brunssum for medical purposes, and feel your child needs support with SLT issues, contact the Medical Administration Unit on 045 526 2497 or email (Brunssum@shcac.de or LLPHealthcare-BRU-0GpMailbox@mod.uk).  Your request will be forwarded to a UK GP.