The Health Visitor that serves our patient is Helen Mason. She is based at Bridge of Allan Health Centre, but stills Airthrey Park patients under 5.
Health Visitors are all trained nurses who have extra training and qualifications in child health. They are a 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 and will be arranged with the health visitor.
Child health surveillance checks are arranged for all children registered with this practice and are performed by Dr Hutchison. These take place at the age of eight weeks at the practice.
Immunisations are given by Healthcare professionals in accordance with the NHS vaccine schedule.
As of 1 October 2019 there will be no childhood immunisations carried out at APMC.
All children from the ages of 0-5 years (preschool) will be required to attend Bridge of Allan Health Centre. You will receive a letter in the post regarding when your child’s vaccinations are due, and to attend Bridge of Allan Health Centre where they will be running a childhood immunisation clinic. The number for this clinic is 01786 454599.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
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.