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 practice for the first child health check and immunisations. Please help us with this process by handing in your child’s registration document following registration.
The first will be with a GP at the surgery when your baby is around 8 weeks old. You will be sent information about this from the practice.
Health visitors will carry out a primary visit at 10-14 days and then health review and development checks are carried out at 6-8 weeks, 3, 4, 8 13-15 and 27-30 months and then at 4 years.
Immunisations are given by Healthcare professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.
- Immunisations – Friday am (by appointment).
Further information on the schedule and vaccines in general can be found on NHS Inform
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:
Hearing tests for children
Routine hearing tests are offered to newborn babies and children to identify any problems early on in their development.
Although serious hearing problems during childhood are rare, early testing ensures that any problems are picked up and managed as early as possible.