Child Health


Asthma reviews for children and young people

Clinical Lead for Asthma Dr G Patel explains the importance of children and young people, having regular asthma reviews.

The Well Baby Clinic

Our Child Health clinics provide general advice especially regarding infant feeding and children’s diets. All members of the team are happy to answer questions and provide information regarding the immunisation programme.

Wednesday afternoons 13:00 – 15:00.

Please do not bring unwell children to the Well Baby Clinic as there is a risk of spreading infections to very young infants in the waiting room. If your child is unwell and needs to be seen the same day, an emergency appointment can be offered at the end of surgery or in more urgent cases your child will be directed immediately through to the first available Doctor.

The Well Baby Clinic is open access without timed appointments. You will be seen in order of arrival and according to which member of the team you need to see.

The Doctor offers physical examinations, diagnoses and prescriptions.

The Practice Nurse provides childhood immunisations.

Please bring your parent-held record book to each assessment.

8 Week Developmental Check

You will receive an invitation by post for this important developmental check and for your baby’s first immunisations. The Doctor will perform a full physical examination and developmental assessment.

The Doctor provides your baby’s first immunisations.

We will try to direct you as smoothly as possible between the different members of the Well Baby Clinic team. Please enquire at reception for approximate waiting times. If you feel you cannot wait, you may return the following week to the next Well Baby Clinic or you may book timed appointments with the individual team members, if the Wednesday clinic is inconvenient for you.

Please bring your parent-held record book, in order for all relevant information to be added.

The Health Visitor Service

There is a weigh-in clinic at Swinton Clinic run by the Nursery Nurse Team, Thursday 13.00—14.30.  A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.  Your local health visitor can be contacted by telephone on: 212-5122 for advice or to arrange an appointment to be seen.

Breast feeding mothers may request to use the private room next to reception.

We regret that bottle warming facilities are not available.