Child Health Checks

Daily post natal clinics are run at Truro Health Park where the majority of new mums and babies are seen, this is selective depending on the type of delivery they have had and if they are well enough to attend, if not, the midwives will visit at home.

On the 1st day after hospital discharge someone from the team will contact the family to ascertain if a visit/THP (Truro Health Park )appointment is needed.

There are also maternity support workers in our team who visit at home or in THP (Truro Health Park) provide breastfeeding and newborn baby care support.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are all trained Nurses who have extra training and qualifications in child health.They are a fantastic source of information about child development and health, parenting strategies, breastfeeding, nutrition and community support. They also offer help with social, emotional and environmental issues that affect families.

Child health checks

Please do not bring ill children to this clinic

Appointments are sent out automatically by the local health authority for routine child health checks.

The first will be with a GP at the Surgery when your baby is around 6 weeks old. You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment at your local Clinic or Practice.

You will also be offered routine health reviews for your child, with your Health Visitor, at 6-8 weeks, 8-12 months and 2-2½ years old.

Please ensure you attend these appointments to ensure your child is immunised and protected.

Child immunisations

Immunisations are given by our Practice Nurses or other Healthcare Professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.

The practice believes it is very important to ensure that all children are immunised against all potentially serious illnesses.

When to immunise

Different vaccines are given at different ages to protect you and your child. Find out when these vaccinations are offered, and when and where they’ll be given: