Child Health

Please make an appointment with the doctor when your baby is 8 weeks old for a routine health check. When booking, please let the receptionist know that it is for your baby?s 8 week check and she will arrange for your baby to see the nurse afterwards to have his/her first set of injections. New mums should also make an appointment with the doctor around about this time for their own check-up.

Further immunisations are due at 3 months, 4 months, 12 months, 13 months and 3 years 4 months for all children. Details of these can be obtained from the doctor or nurse. We feel it is very important that all children are protected from infectious disease as far as possible for their own sake and that of other children around them.

The health visitor is in regular contact with the surgery and is involved with all families with children under 5 to offer help and support.

If you are concerned with any aspect of your child?s health, please speak to either your GP or one of our nurses.

 

Useful links (opens in a new window)

The recommended HPA vaccination schedule 
Health Protection Agency guidelines for childhood vaccinations

NHS - Childhood Illnesses 
A slideshow detailing common childhood illnesses.

NHS Choices - what temperature is a fever in children? 
Advice on recognising and treating fevers

NHS Choices - Head Lice 
Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment & prevention of Head Lice