Child Health

 

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The Care of Mothers and Young Children

As soon as you find out you are pregnant it is recommended that you self-register with the Midwife online by clicking here

If you require advice in early pregnancy please call 01733 673785 (Early Pregnancy Unit). For other pregnancy-related queries please call 01733 677266 (Maternity Unit).

A Midwife from the community team will visit you at home once the baby is born to give post-natal advice and carry out a newborn screening check prior to handing over care to the Health Visitor.

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Developmental Checks

A developmental check is carried out by the doctor when the baby is six weeks old. This is a good time to discuss the vaccination and immunization of the baby which we encourage in all children, save in rare circumstances.

The doctor will complete a medical examination at six to eight weeks followed by your baby's first injections given by the practice nurse.

A further developmental check is carried out at eight months of age by the health visitor and a medical with the GP.

Thereafter, developmental checks are offered on an individual basis until the child starts school.

 

Sick Children

Sick children under 5 are seen during normal surgery hours and will always be seen by a doctor (or nurse practitioner) on the day of request, though their usual one may not be available.

 

Child Immunisations

If you received an invitation for your child's immunizations, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment. For more information please visit the NHS website