The long-awaited Independent Health Visitor arrives in Bristol

The long-awaited Independent Health Visitor has arrived in Bristol!

Introducing Liz Heckford, a highly-qualified Health Visitor who offers independent confidential, non-judgemental and professional health visiting services to families all over Bristol.

An alternative to the service offered by the NHS, Liz’s health visiting services are led entirely by you and at a time convenient to you, whether weekends, evenings or at night. 

I’ll let Liz take over from here and explain how she can help you and your family…

The Independent Health Visiting Service I offer is individual and professional. It is an alternative to the service offered by the NHS available at a time and location suitable to you. I can make referrals and liaise with your GP just as your NHS Health Visitor.

As well as working office hours, I’m available evenings and weekends. As all families are different and are constantly developing, the services I offer are non judgmental and lead by you. You will only see me for continuity of care, ensuring no conflicting advice is given.

If you are a first time parent I can offer a New Baby Package which includes 1 Antenatal Visit, 1 New Birth Visit, 6 Further visits before your baby is 3 months old. Alternatively you may prefer a First Year Package that includes everything in the New Baby Package as well as Routine Developmental Assessments and support by phone for a year.

I can also provide consultations on:

  • Bottle Feeding
  • Breast Feeding
  • Mixed Feeding
  • Weaning
  • Sleeping and Napping
  • Toilet Training
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Postnatal Depression Assessments
  • Developmental Assessments

A recent client sent me this feedback:

“Earlier this year we used Liz Heckford to help with our youngest daughter Phoebe’s sleep. At aged 18 months I had recently given up breast-feeding her and we were struggling to put her down independently, and she was repeatedly waking in the night.

“Right from the onset Liz was professional, calm and knowledgeable. Ongoing email support was excellent, very supportive, timely and thorough, enabling us to put our plans into action.”

Vicci, Rich and Phoebe – Bristol

I would love to meet you and your family so please look at my website for more information about my services.

You can contact me by phone on 07811 403580 or email at

If you mention Bristol Mum you will receive one FREE 20 minute consultation in your home within the next 6 months.

For more information about Liz Heckford’s Independent Health Visiting Services please visit