Child Health Checks

Health Visitors

Our Child Health Screening clinic is held to assess newborn babies at around 6 weeks old to ensure healthy child development. These appointments are usually held one morning each week and are arranged by the Health Visiting Team. If you wish to book in to one of these clinics, please contact your Health Visitor.

Childhood immunisations are no longer done in the practice.  You will receive a letter when your baby or childs vaccinations are due and this will advise you of which vaccination clinic you should attend and when.  These appointments are arranged by the Immunisation Team, you can contact them on 01307 475263.

If you have any further queries regarding your child’s health, please contact the Health Visitors Team on 01382 740410.

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 our local Health Board 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.

Child Immunisations

Immunisations are given by Healthcare professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.

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.