Sandyford Surgery

Child Health Checks

Health Visitors

Our childhood immunisation clinics are no longer held in the surgeryPlease ensure you check the date, time and location when you receive an immunisation letter for your child’s immunisation. If you need to change, cancel or discuss an immunisation appointment  you must call the North West Immunisation helpline on 0141 211 6142.

Our Health Visitor Catherine Haughey is also based at Woodside Health Centre and can be contacted for advice on issues about your child’s general health on 0141 201 5699

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

Appointments are sent out automatically by our local Health Board 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.

Child Immunisations

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

Further information on the schedule and vaccines in general can be found on NHS Inform

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: