Full Maternity Care
We provide all choices of care, including home births. When you have confirmed your pregnancy with the doctor, he/she will arrange an antenatal appointment for you. Remember to take folic acid tablets from before you conceive (if possible) to the twelfth week of pregnancy.
We can give advice on nearly all methods of contraception, including the pill, the coil, the cap, contraceptive injections and implants. In the first instance, please discuss your contraceptive requirements with the doctor. Subsequent follow up appointments can be arranged with the practice nurse.
After discharge from the midwife, the Health Visitor will contact you to introduce herself & arrange an initial visit. This visit will carry out checks on baby; subsequent visits can be made depending on individual family needs & requests. Your child will be invited for regular checks from 6 weeks to 4 years old. The checks are done by either your doctor or the Health Visitor. The Health Visitor can be contacted for advice on child health matters on 01460 241823.
Changes to Baby Clinics - from February 2019 Baby Clinics will be run every 4th Wednesday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm (note new time)
Details of Baby Clinics in the local area can be found, with other useful information, displayed in the waiting room
The doctors support the Department of Health’s recommended programme of full immunisations for babies and children (www.immunisation.nhs.uk). Immunisation clinics are held monthly at the surgery. You will be informed by post when your child is due for an immunisation. The Health Visitor will be available at these clinics.
Travel Advice and Vaccinations
Please tell the receptionist if you are planning to go abroad. She will give you a form to complete so that the practice nurse can fully evaluate your medical requirements. Some vaccination courses take up to 8 weeks, so please ensure you give us plenty of notice.