Hockley Medical Practice

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Child Health

Health visitors

You can normally see the Health Visitors at their drop-in clinic . Please discuss this with your health visitor.

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 Health visitor at 6 week and than with GP at the surgery when your baby is around 8 weeks old for their 1st immunization with nurse. You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment at surgery.

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.

Child Immunisations

Immunisations are given by our Practice nurses or other healthcare professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule. Always attend surgery with child 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:

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