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Child Health Checks

Health Visitors

We no longer have the Health Visitors Clinic at the Practice.

The Health Visitors, who are employed by Lewisham Primary Care Trust, run a clinic which your child can be weighed and receive childhood immunisations on Tuesdays from 1.30 to 3.00pm.

The Health Visitors website link provides further detail around child health clinics in Lewisham. Immunisations are not given at these clinics. Please contact us if your infant is due any vaccine.

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.

Dr Sau performs the routine six week checks.

Child immunisations

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: