These appointments should be booked only with a GP, then the baby Immunisation should be booked only with the Nurse.
Please ensure you have registered your baby as a patient with the surgery before this 8 week check.
Parents should also ensure they have had baby weighed - clinic times/venues/days can be found in the child's red book & are currently:
Tues – Thorley community centre,– 11.45 to 1.15pm
Weds – Charis centre – Bishops Stortford - 9.30 to 11am
Fri – 2b The Square Sawbridgeworth – 9am to 11am
Book a 20 minute appointment (double slot) for the baby followed immediately after with a 10 minute appointment for Mum with the GP. A 20 minute appointment should then be booked with the Nurse only for your baby's first immunisation.
As this is a long appointment (50 minutes in total) that has to be co-ordinated with a Doctor and Nurse, please ensure you are not late. If you are late, it does not give enough time for all the appropriate checks to be carried out properly & you would therefore be asked by the GP & Receptionist to rebook.
Please ensure a parent mobile contact number is on your baby's registration notes to enable our team to add this to the baby's record, this will ensure you receive a text reminder for the baby's appointment as well as your own.
If you have any queries or require assistance in booking, please contact our Reception Team who will be happy to assist you.
Click here for a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.