Child Health Checks & Immunisations

These are provided at regular intervals by the Doctors, Health Visitors and Practice Nurses. The screening checks and monitors growth, development and the wellbeing of children. 

It is very important for children to be immunised against childhood illnesses. If you have any questions about immunisation please discuss them with your Doctor. The Practice Nurses immunise all children regardless of age. 

Please check the following points before bringing your child to the surgery. 

  • Is your child suffering from any feverish illness? Don’t worry about a runny nose without a fever.
  • Does either of the child’s parents or brothers and sisters suffer from epilepsy? Epilepsy in more distant relatives is not considered a problem.
  • Is your child taking steroid treatment?
  • Does your child suffer from any disease affecting his/her immune system?
  • Does your child suffer from a severe reaction to eggs?
  • Has your child suffered from a reaction to any previous immunisation injection?

If the answer to any of the questions above is yes, then tell your GP and/or your Nurse. 

Click here for the child vaccination schedule. 

CPRD – This practice contributes to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency)

Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and and test the safety of medicines.  This practice supports medical research by sending some of the information from patient records to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CRPD).

CPRD is a Government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health.  You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD.

If you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you can opt out by speaking to your doctor.  

For more information about how your data is used visit