The Rycote Practice

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Child Health Checks

Health Visitors

You can normally see the Health Visitors at their drop-in clinic; for further information please contact the Practice.

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 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.

Child immunisations

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

The Rycote Practice can provide all the immunisations currently recommended by the Department of Health (except HPV vaccination for teenage girls).

All child/baby immunisation invitations are sent out directly by Child Health Services in Oxfordshire. All child immunisations are by appointment only– please contact our Reception team to arrange a convenient time for your child to receive their vaccinations with one of our Practice Nurses on 01844 261066.

Child Health Clinic

The Child Health Clinic now runs at the Red Kite Centre.  Please contact the Health Visitors on 01844 212353 for dates and times, or alternatively contact the Red Kite Centre on 01844 261163 or visit their website by clicking here.

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: