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

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.

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

Child immunisations

If anyone other than a parent brings the child in, a letter of permission for immunisation will be needed,  if this is not available the child will NOT be immunised.

Mandi Fisher

  • Simpson CentreWednesday 9:20am – 12:10pm 
  • Penn Surgery Thursday  9:20am – 12.00 

Please ensure you bring your child’s Red Book

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: