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
Please do not bring ill children to this clinic.
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.
Development assessment clinics are run at least twice a month by our Doctors. Babies are routinely examined at 6-8 weeks, 7 months, 18 months and 3 years. Immunisations: Parents, whose babies are registered with us, will be notified automatically when immunisations are due. Childhood immunisation clinics are held at Blackhall and Peterlee.
Immunisations are given by our Practice Nurses or other Healthcare Professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.
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: