Child Health

           Newbury & West Health Visiting Team    

  Eastfield House, Falkland, Strawberry Hill, Hungerford, Lambourn & Kintbury Surgeries

 

Health Visitors:         Linda Price, Angie Roberts, Jo Tamcken, Gill Macfarlane, Helen Walker,  Dawn Stevens, Patti Mhlanga.

Staff Nurse:               Liz Oubridge.

Nursery Nurses:            Jackie Crawford, Caroline Terrett, Elaine Sopp, Kim Jeffery.

  DUTY HEALTH VISITOR – TEL: 01635 273626

              (MON to FRI – 9AM-4.30PM)

Drop in Family Health Clinics in the area:-

            Victoria Park Family Wellbeing Hub    RG14 1EH

            Tel: 01635 31143   

            1st &3rd Wednesdays     9.30am – 11.30am

               www.victoriapark.w-berks.sch.uk

          Child Health Clinic @ Greenham Community Centre

           The Nightingales, Newbury, RG14 7SZ

          2nd & 4th Tuesdays   9.30am – 11.00am

 

        Hungerford Hub – 1st & 3rd Thursday – 9.30am-11am

 

         Lambourn British Legion-3rd Wednesday-9.30am-11am

 

Breastfeeding Support

Victoria Park Family Wellbeing Hub, Newbury

Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30 pm ( Drop In)

Parentcraft Room, Maternity Unit RBH

Mon-Fri 10.00 -12.00 pm

Breast Feeding Support Line 0300 100 0210

 

 


Useful Reminders for after your baby is born

  • Baby’s Birth must be registered by 6 weeks at the town in which the baby is born or a declaration can be made at  Shaw House: 01635 279233. The birth certificate will then be posted to you.
  • 6 week medical for baby & mum with own GP (some surgeries will invite you by letter, but you may need to call and arrange this yourself if you haven’t heard by 6-8 weeks)
  • 6-8 weeks – Your Health Visitor will make an appointment with you, (usually at your New Birth Visit), for a follow up Health Review for your baby, between 6 and 8 weeks.
  • Immunisations due at 2, 3 & 4 months (if you do not receive an appt from your GP, enquire at their reception) NB: Anyone bringing a child under 14 years of age to the surgery for immunisations who is NOT their parent, will require WRITTEN consent signed by a parent.
  • Immunisations over 12 months (reminder / appointment will be posted)
  • Your baby will be invited for a developmental review at the ages of 9 months and 2 years. (HV will contact you by letter – inviting you to clinic)

 

  • Post Natal groups are held at both Children’s Centres, these are drop in, informal sessions to meet other parents and offers advice and information around caring for your baby.
  • For further information on Becoming a Parent, Taking care of Yourself and your Child, Finding practical Help and Support – you can go online and see the Birth to Five book at www.nhs.uk/birthtofive

 

  • Westcall   0118   9797811 ( Out of hours service)       NHS 111 ( A free non-emergency number medical helpline)

 

 


CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS:

 

It is important that your child receives protection from infectious diseases through immunisation.  The Practice Nursing team runs a clinic dedicated to childhood immunisations, for children under five years old.  Your health visitor will also give you advice on appropriate immunisations.

Phone the surgery for the first of THREE immunisation appointments as soon as the baby is 6 weeks old.  The first appointment will be when your baby is 8 weeks old.  If your baby is between 12 weeks and 16 weeks old make appointments as you leave the surgery after the last immunisation.  The surgery will invite your child at 12 months old for vaccinations against MMR, PCV and Hib/MenC.  Also a further invitation at 3 years 4 months old for a Preschool Booster (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio) and MMR booster.