From Birth to 5
When it comes to your child's health, it's always better to be safe than sorry. If you are ever in doubt about your child's health, talk to a health professional. Serious childhood illnesses are extremely rare, but, if you think your child might be affected, always trust your instincts and get medical help straight away.
There is some helpful information on coping with children's illness on the NHS choices website, with advice on how to diagnose, how to treat and if further advice should be gained:
NHS Child Health links: Birth to five years
Children's Immunisation Clinic
We run a child immunisation clinic on a Thursday afternoon (14:00 - 17:00) by appointment only. The practice follows the national guidelines for all vaccinations. When a child is registered at the practice they will automatically be invited for vaccinations when they are due.
If you have recently moved to the area please let us know your child's previous immunisation history so we can add these to their medical records.
Please bring your child's red immunisation book when you come in for the vaccinations.
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to children in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) and hepatitis B given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B
- Meningococcal group B (MenB)
- Rotavirus gastroenteritis
Between 12 and 13 months:
3 years and 4 months, or soon after: