Child Health

From your baby’s first day we are here to look after their health and well being.

After birth we will visit you and your baby in hospital and undertake a thorough, newborn baby check.

At 6 weeks we undertake the first developmental check and then arrange for the first set of immunisations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. We advise all parents to have their children immunized according the UK Immunisation schedule to help avoid potentially serious infectious diseases.

The health visitors are involved in promoting health and offering support to parents of babies and children under 5. The health visitors can be contacted at Lukis House (tel. 01481 725241) or via their regular clinics. They also perform routine developmental checks throughout early childhood.

Please note that the initial immunisations are carried out by the nurses at the surgeries, but the pre-school booster and school leaving immunisations are undertaken by the school nurses.

Throughout childhood and adolescence we are here to help you with any concerns you may have. All of our doctors are experienced in the management of child and adolescent healthcare, and you should never feel embarrassed about bringing your child to see us no matter how trivial you might think it is.

Child health information

The following doctors have a particular interest in child health: