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.Health visitor service website
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 6 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.
Immunisations are given by our practice nurses in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.
Further information on the schedule and vaccines in general can be found on NHS choices vaccinations.