Child Immunisations, Baby Clinic and Health Visitor

Our doctors perform the six week baby check. Although it is traditionally called a six week check, it is now performed at 8 weeks, so that it can be arranged to coincide with baby's first immunisations. Please advise reception you are booking your baby in for this reason. This will ensure they book your baby a suitable appointment, followed by an appointment with our nurse, who can offer the immunisations and answer any questions regarding these. Please remember to bring your baby's red book to the appointments.

Contacting our linked Health Visitor

Contacting our linked Health Visitor

A health visitor is a qualified nurse or midwife who has had extra training. They're there to help you, your family and your new baby stay healthy.

Your health visitor can visit you at home, or you can see them at your child health clinic, GP surgery or health centre, depending on where they're based.

Talk to your health visitor if you’re struggling with your mental health. They can give you advice and suggest where to find help.

They may also be able to put you in touch with groups where you can meet other parents.

you can see you Baby clinic and have your baby weighed by booking into one of the following baby clinics.

Mondays Emperors Gate Clinic 
Tuesdays Worlds End Health Clinic
Thursdays St Cuthberts Children's Centre 09:30-11:00am
To book an appointment parents can make contact using the following methods:
020 8200 2500 select Option 2 for SPA Inner Team.
Monday - Friday 09:00 to 17:00 hours daily.



Please also use the above contact details should you wish to discuss anything with your health visitor. 

Baby Clinic

Our linked baby clinic is run by our health visitors on the ground floor of the practice building. It takes place on a Monday at 1.30pm. Please remember to bring your red book. The clinic offers baby weighing and reviews as well as advice on breast feeding, formula feeding, weaning, sleeping and can also talk about any problems to do with your child, but if your child is ill and likely to need treatment, please remember to see your GP.

How to help your unwell child - leaflet for parents and carers of children under 5 years old

This booklet has been designed by a team of experts to help you care for your sick child. It will help you identify when an illness is minor and when it is serious. We recommend treating minor illnesses at home, where your child will be most comfortable.


For more advice and advice in other languages visit the healthier together page:

When should I worry booklet

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy. It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems. You should not rely on the advice in this leaflet for children who are less than 3 months old. Babies younger than this can respond differently to infections. This booklet is not a substitute for medical advice but is a resource we find helpful to guide parents in caring for their children.

When should I worry-Booklet_England-with 111 service_2016.pdf

It is also available in other languages via this link: When should I worry?

Chicken Pox Vaccination

The Chicken pox vaccine is not currently part of the NHS vaccine schedule and therefore not available at the surgery.  Should  you wish for your child to receive this vaccine please contact a private provider. If your child is scheduled to receive the chicken pox vaccine, please ensure they either received their MMR vaccine from us on the same day or with a 4 week gap.

Mental Health Support for children and young people

Please consult with us regarding any concerns you may have about yourself or your child at any age. For those aged over 11 there are locally comissioned services available in addition to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health team. Please see the wellbeing and self referral page for more information about how to access these services.