Child Health Checks
Appointments are sent out automatically for routine child health checks. The first will be with a GP at the surgery when your baby is around 8 weeks old. You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment at the 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. 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.
You can see the Health Visitors at the clinic in the ground floor of Wortley Beck Health Centre.
Child immunisations are performed by the Practice Nurses at the surgery.
If child is ill when their immunisations are due please contact the surgery to rearrange your appointment.
You can ask your health visitor, practice nurse or doctor all about these important immunisations. Or for more information, please look at the vaccination schedule from the Department of Health Website.