Front of house staff crisis

Dear Patients, We would like to bring to your attention that we are currently facing a workforce crisis within our Patient Navigation (Reception) team. We have two members of staff on long-term sickness leave and two who have recently resigned. This represents a 40% loss of capacity within the team. We immediately began the recruitment

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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

For routine childhood immunisations please make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses. 

Please check the following 6 points before bringing your child to the surgery for an immunisation injection. If the answer to any of the questions is yes then please seek advice from the Practice Nurses.

  • Is your child suffering from any feverish illness?
  • Has your child ever had a fit or convulsion?
  • Is your child taking steroid treatments?
  • Does your child suffer from any disease affecting the immune system?
  • Does your child have a severe reaction to eggs?
  • Has your child had a serious reaction from a previous injection?

Recommended guidance is to give your child 1 x 2.5mls of infant paracetamol Calpol one hour prior to your appointment.

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: