Child Health

Baby Clinic

For more information please contact the Health Visitor 01794 514162

You may be asked to leave a message on their answerphone.

The Dangers of Water

This short video highlights the risks of leaving babies and infants unsupervised near water or open windows, particularly when parents and carers get distracted.

Sugar Swaps For Kids

Help your child cut back with great sugar swap ideas and discover easy ways to make a swap when you next shop.

Website: nhs.uk/change4life 

Childhood Immunisations

Parents will receive automatic appointments for their children, according to the national schedule. Please feel free to discuss your child’s immunisations with the doctor or nurse. Clinics are held on Tuesday afternoons. Book an appointment 01794 518035

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks.

Website: NHS: Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.

Website: NHS: Chickenpox

Headlice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children.

Website: Headlice

Healthier Together

Improving the health of children and young people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Website: www.what0-18.nhs.uk

Solent Children’s Therapy

Solent Children’s Therapy offers a Telephone Advice Line that is open to anybody wishing to seek informal therapy advice, or who is concerned that a child might need input from the Service.

If you have concerns about a child’s physical or communication development, call the advice line on 0300 300 2019 (Mon – Fri 08:00 – 18:00).

What Happens When a Child is Not Brought to Their Appointment?

Please see the NHS leaflet regarding the Local Safeguarding Children Board’s guidance we follow when a child is not brought to their health appointment.

NHS Vaccination Schedule

See the NHS Vaccination Schedule

Wessex Healthier Together

The LMC (Local Medical Council) has been working with local Paediatricians and Children’s Services in the “Wessex Healthier Together” project.

Website: www.what0-18.nhs.uk

Worried that your child is ill?

Worried about your child’s health?

Know where to go when your child is ill

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.

Website: NHS: Fever in Children

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children.

Website: NHS: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS – Childhood Illness