All our doctors have post-graduate training in Paediatrics and are happy to welcome our younger patients. If you are told we are fully booked when you phone for an appointment, but feel your child needs to see a doctor urgently, please say this to the receptionist and we will ensure that your child is seen. Children for the first three years of life suffer from on average 5 viral infections per year. Many of these can be managed at home with Calpol/Neurofen, plenty of fluids and rest. Most of these infections are viral and do not respond to antibiotics. If your child is unwell and under 3 months we should see your child that day, please inform reception that you need an urgent appointment.
2 week and 6 week checks are performed free under the Combined Ante Natal Care Scheme
Child Health Surveillance , checks on your child’s growth, height, weight, developmental , eyesight and hearing checks are carried out at your local Public Health Clinic but if you have any concerns we can address them during an appointment.
Childhood Immunisation (See Vaccines Schedule)
Meningitis is the most worrying infection in young children. If your child has any of the symptoms listed below please call a Doctor immediately
Babies and young children may have:
- A high pitched cry, irritable, do not like to be held or touched.
- Refusing feeds, repeated vomiting,
- Pale or blotchy skin, small red spots that look like bruises but do not go away when you press on them.
- Difficulty walking
Adults and older children may have:
- A constant headache
- A high temperature (Not always present)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Neck stiffness
- Sore legs
- Dislike of bright lights
- Rash may appear quickly, tiny dark red spots like bruises which do not go when pressed.
If your child has any of the above contact your Doctor immediately.