Child Health Checks

Health Visitors

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

Please do not bring ill children to this clinic.

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.

Please ensure you attend these appointments to ensure your child is immunised and protected.

Child immunisations

Childhood Immunisations are given at all sites.

Immunisation lead nurses

  • Lynne Rice
  • Beth Foster
  • Joseph Sheridan

Child development checks are mostly done by the Health Visitor, you will receive an appointment direct from them. Baby’s 6 week checks are done by GPs here in the surgery. Book to see the GP at the appropriate time and tell the receptionist it is for a 6 week check.

 Remember to bring your child health record (Red Book),

Don’t believe the rubbish peddled by the naysayers. The evidence is clear completed immunisations save your child’s life and health. If you have any concerns or you are seriously considering putting your children at risk by not immunising them please at least speak to one of us to lend clarity to some of the muddy facts.

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: