Child Health Checks

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are all 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

The practice works with the health visitor to provide child health development checks. All children under school age have regular reviews. When your child is 8 weeks old you will receive a letter inviting you to attend one of the scheduled practice clinics for a child health check and immunisations.

You will also be offered routine health reviews for your child, with your Health Visitor, at 8-12 months and 2-2½ years old.

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

Child immunisations

Immunisations are given by our Practice Nurses or other Healthcare Professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.

The practice believes it is very important to ensure that all children are immunised against all potentially serious illnesses.

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: