Both your health visitor and midwife will be in close contact after the delivery of your baby and will give you their contact numbers. Your doctor will perform your post natal check and six to eight weeks baby check at the surgery. You will be sent an appointment for this by the surgery.
You will also receive in this letter an appointment for your baby’s first immunisation which is normally performed at about 8 weeks at the surgery, by our immunisations nurse. Also enclosed will be a registration form to register your baby at this practice.
Health Visiting Services
Health visiting services are now based at:
Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Tel: 0300 123 6670
You can also contact SureStart through the website www.dcsf.gov.uk and visit “Every child matters” for information.
We offer a comprehensive baby and child immunisation programme according to the British schedule. For detailed information please visit NHS Choices.
You will be sent an appointment for the first immunisation at 8 weeks and further appointments will be made by the nurse when you attend.
Newly Registered Children
You will be asked to bring in your child’s red book when you attend the registration appointment. This will enable us to check your child’s immunisation status and put the information on our computer. The nurse will then telephone you to make an appointment for your child to receive their next immunisations.
HPV is currently administered by school nurses in secondary school. The surgery is notified of any girls who have missed any of the doses and we will administer these at the surgery.
BCG is no longer routinely given as part of the immunisation schedule.
Pregnant ladies over 20 weeks are invited to have a whooping cough vaccination. Please phone for an appointment and information.
Useful External Links
Maternity & Babies Health
- Baby Centre advice, up-to-date information and parent-to-parent support
- Breast Feeding advice.
- Childhood Immunisation Schedule information from NHS.
- Maternity Rights
- National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
- Fathers Direct
- Go Smoke Free
- ERIC – Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence
- Bullying UK – help to stop bullying
- Patient UK – Asthma – childhood asthma help
- Eczema Society – Eczema in Schools
- Diabetes.co.uk – Children and Diabetes
- Parents Against Drug Abuse – The National Familes Helpline
- Epilepsy Action – information for children with Epilepsy
- Eat Well from the Food Standards Agency – Healthy eating advice for children
- Young Minds – Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people