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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.

If you have any concerns about your emotional mental health or wellbeing or concerns about your children, please call our health visiting duty line on 0208 770 5409. If you need any more information or advice the health visiting duty line is available Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00.

Free childcare entitlements for children aged 2-4 years.

Some families can receive up to 15 hours a week free childcare for their 2 year old for information on how to apply for a free childcare place for your 2 year old.

Child health checks

Please do not bring ill children to this clinic.

Appointments are sent out automatically by the local health authority for routine child health checks.

All young children are offered checks at intervals to check on their development, growth and physical health. A physical examination is carried out by the Doctor at eight weeks. Other developmental checks are carried out by your named health visitor who will refer to your GP if there are concerns.

Child immunisations

Immunisations are given by our Practice Nurses or other Healthcare Professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.

Please ensure you attend these appointments to ensure your child is immunised and protected.

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: