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Child Health

Health Visitors

You can normally see the Health Visitors by arranging an appointment in advance. 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.

  • Our local Health Visitors are located at Chrisp Street Childrens’ Centre, 23-27 Market Way, London E14 6AH.
  • Their clinics are for weighing and advice for children aged 0 – 5 years, but not for sick children.
  • Please bring your child’s Personal Healthcare Record (Red Book).
  • The Health Visiting team can be contacted for an appointment on 020 3950 5680.

6-8 Weeks Developmental Checks

  • Your baby will be invited to an appointment with a Practice Nurse and a GP at the Practice on a Thursday afternoon between 1pm-3pm.
  • This is an opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns. The doctor will also examine your baby.
  • If you have recently given birth, please book your own post-natal check with your Own Doctor within 6 weeks of giving birth.

Childhood Immunisations

  • Please book an appointment with a Practice Nurse.

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

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: