Weight Loss Injection

There is still a shortage of GLP1 injections which are used primarily for diabetic patients. There has been much publicity recently about these injections – please find an update here.

Child Health Checks

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

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 6-8 weeks old. You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment with us.

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.

Clinic details

Drop-in clinics

Wednesday 9:30am – 11:00am in Dedridge Health Centre.

There will be no clinics on 27/12/23 & 3/1/24 (first clinic back after festive period is 10/1/24)

Child Immunisations

The local Health Board have a dedicated team of vaccinators who will immunise your child at our Health Centre 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:

Hearing tests for children

Routine hearing tests are offered to newborn babies and children to identify any problems early on in their development.

Although serious hearing problems during childhood are rare, early testing ensures that any problems are picked up and managed as early as possible.