Your child's journey from birth to five

New parents and carers, did you know you can now register for a digital red book? You can keep your child's growth charts and health records from the NHS with you wherever you are. Register here.

We offer a 6 week mum and new baby check with one of the doctors from the practice; we will contact you with an appointment date when you are due to come in. We also offer and recommend all routine childhood immunisations. During the pandemic we are combining immunisation and postnatal appointments so that are both at the same time, at 8 weeks. Initially you will have a telephone call and then a face to face appointment later on in the same day for examination and immunisations.

'Our Journey-Birth to 5 Years': a new resource for parents and health professionals

How to get free Healthy Start vitamins

Important information about Healthy Start Vitamins: If you use Healthy Start Vitamins, or you are a new user who wishes to pick up your supply, please contact your usual distribution outlet to see if there have been any changes to the way vitamins are currently being distributed in your local area.

England:  Click here to find phone numbers and addresses for local distribution points.  It may be helpful to call ahead if you have not claimed vitamins before.  You can also ask your midwife or health visitor.

Healthy Start vitamins

Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts so that it can work properly. Even though you can get lots of vitamins from a healthy balanced diet, you still might not get everything you need at certain times in your life – such as when you’re pregnant, a new mum or a small child. So UK health departments recommend that at these times you should take a supplement containing specific vitamins to make sure you get everything you need.

Healthy Start vitamins are suitable for vegetarians and halal diets, and free from milk, egg, gluten, soya and peanut residues.

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Pregnant women, women with a baby under one year old and children aged up to their fourth birthday on Healthy Start will get green Healthy Start vitamin coupons. These will be sent to you, with your Healthy Start vouchers, every eight weeks.

Healthy Start women’s vitamin tablets contain:

    • Folic acid: reduces the chance of your baby having spina bifida, a birth defect where the spine doesn’t form properly

    • Vitamin C: helps maintain healthy tissue in the body

    • Vitamin D: helps your body to absorb calcium and so supports your baby’s bones to develop properly.

Healthy Start children’s vitamin drops contain:

    • Vitamin A: for growth, vision in dim light and healthy skin

    • Vitamin C: helps maintain healthy tissue in the body

    • Vitamin D: for strong bones and teeth.

Healthy Start vitamins are for children from birth and who are having less than 500ml (one pint) of infant formula a day.


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