Virtual 1:1 Consultations
In addition to our in person support sessions, we also offer virtual 1:1 consultations.
If you are worried about your baby or yourself, please contact your midwifery or health visiting team, or NHS 111 (999 if it's an emergency). GPs and hospitals are also still there to support you. Please don't delay contacting them if you are worried.
OBS is a small independent charity. Your midwife or health visitor can provide feeding support as part of your care and you can ask for additional visits or contacts for help with feeding.
To give our team a well-deserved break we will be closed from the evening of Friday Saturday, July 29th to the morning of Monday, August 15th, including our Facebook group. While we're closed please contact your midwife or health visitor and see our Recommended Resources for Parents. Bookings for virtual 1:1 consultations will be open as normal, but you may need to check back closer to our reopening for slots to become available.
We have made booking a virtual 1:1 appointment simpler! You book your own virtual appointment below. You can choose to see a particular facilitator, or select "Any practitioner" to book the next available appointment. Slots are available to book once week in advance, so if you don't see any available slots please check back later.
Instead of Zoom, we are now using the telehealth software integrated with the new Cliniko booking system. You don’t need to download anything: just click on the video link in your confirmation email at the time of your appointment. Please note you will only be able to join from one device at a time.
Please only book one appointment at a time. You can easily cancel or change your appointment. Our facilitator will make a follow-up plan with you, if needed.
Please complete our data collection form after making your booking and before attending the appointment. There will be a link to this in your booking confirmation email. We collect this information in order to comply with requirements of funders and to help us look at equity of access/accessibility for all local families/service users who need our services. Your data will be kept confidential and treated with respect.
If your baby is under 6 weeks old or if there is any concern about your older baby's growth please use the comment box while booking to give your baby's birth weight, their lowest weight and how old they were and your baby's most recent weight and how old they are.
Please have your baby's red book with you when you attend your appointment.
Book a Virtual 1:1 Consultation with an OBS Facilitator
Language & Interpretation
Language Line language interpretation services are available, including for British Sign Language. Please reply to your booking confirmation indicating what kind of help you may need during your consultation and we will arrange this for you.
You may find it helpful to download the free Otter Voice Meeting Notes app or other transcription apps that will listen to your consultation and transcribe your conversation in real time, as well as saving it to look back over later.
Last updated May 2022