Health Visitors are trained Nurses with 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.
Further information and contact details can be found here
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 when your baby is around 8 weeks old. You will be sent information about this and invited to an appointment for a post natal check combined with an 8 week developmental check.
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.
Immunisations are given by our Practice Nurses 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: