You can see the Health Visitor fortnightly on Thursdays between 1pm – 3pm in their drop-in Baby Clinic at our surgery alongside the GP and Practice Nurse
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.
Our health visiting teams work with mothers, their families, and community groups to promote the health and wellbeing of children between the antenatal period and the child’s fifth year of age.
Child health checks
Appointments are sent out automatically by the local health authority for routine child health checks.
The first will be with the GP at the Baby Clinic when your baby is between 6-8 weeks of age. Please bring baby’s red book and ensure they are registered at the surgery beforehand.
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, either at the surgery, in your home or in the Children’s Centre.
For any children affected by the Grenfell Fire, the practice is offering annual extended health checks with the GP which are by appointment only. Please call to book at reception if you would like your child to be seen in this service.
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: