Child Health Checks

Health Visitors

You can normally see the Health Visitors at their drop-in clinic; for further information please contact the Practice.

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.

Child health checks

Appointments are sent out automatically by the local health authority 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 your local Clinic or 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.

Well Baby Clinic 

This is held at Clarendon Surgery every Thursday morning 9:30 – 12.00.  The doctor and Practice Nurse  are both there and can provide information, advice and support to mothers. This is a well baby clinic – if your baby is ill please make an appointment during normal surgery hours. Baby immunisations are also carried out during normal practice nurse sessions for those people who are unable to attend the baby clinic sessions.

When to immunise

Different vaccines are given at different ages to protect you and your child. Find out when these vaccinations are offered, and when and where they’ll be given: