You can normally see the Health Visitors at their drop-in clinic; for further information please contact the Practice.
Health Visitors are all trained Nurses who have extra training and qualifications in child health.They are a fantastic source of information about child development and health, parenting strategies, breastfeeding, nutrition and community support. They also offer help with social, emotional and environmental issues that affect families.
Child health checks
Appointments are sent out automatically by the local health authority for routine child health checks.
The first will be with a GP at the Surgery when your baby is around 6 weeks old. You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment at your local Clinic or Practice.
You will also be offered routine health reviews for your child, with your Health Visitor, at 6-8 weeks, 8-12 months and 2-2½ years old.
Doctor and Nurse are in attendance to provide scheduled immunisations and baby 6 week checks. Attendance is by appointment only.
Please do NOT bring a sick child to this clinic.
Child immunisation clinics
Only one parent to attend the clinic with the child who requires immunising. please do not bring siblings along to the clinic. This is to protect all patients and staff from Covid-19. Every time a surface is touched, there is a high risk of contamination. All surfaces are cleaned after every patient,. however, if a child touches a surface that the nurse did not see and the next patient was to be elderly and vulnerable, it could lead to serious consequences for that patient.
We would ask for your understanding during this period. Thank you.
Immunisations are given by our Practice Nurses or other Healthcare Professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.
When to immunise
Different vaccines are given at different ages to protect you and your child. Find out when these vaccinations are offered, and when and where they’ll be given: