Caring for your children

A large emphasis is placed on the care of children at the Practice. In addition to providing routine and emergency appointments, we recommend that babies and children have check-ups and vaccinations on a regular basis. All paediatric appointments are given by doctors specialising in this field, and are offered at flexible times throughout the week including Saturday mornings.

We suggest the following check-ups in the first 5 years of your child’s life:

Full physical and developmental check 6 weeks
Regular monthly reviews 6 weeks – 4 months
Developmental and physical examination 8 months
Annual developmental and physical assessment 1 year – 4 years
Annual physical assessment 5 years+


We recommend the following vaccination schedule:


6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/HiB/Hep B) – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis B
Rotarix – Rotavirus
Bexsero – Meningitis B


6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/HiB/Hep B) – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis B (2nd dose)
Rotarix – Rotavirus (2nd dose)
Prevenar – Pneumococcal (PCV) (1st dose)


6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/HiB/Hep B) – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis B (3rd dose)
Bexsero – Meningitis B (2nd dose)


Menitorix – Meningitis C & Haemophilus influenzae type b (combined)
Prevenar – Pneumococcal (2nd dose)


MMR – Measles, Mumps and Rubella (1st dose)
Varilrix – Chicken Pox (1st dose)


Bexsero – Meningitis B (3rd dose)


Varilrix – Chicken Pox (2nd dose)


4-in-1 (DTaP/IPV) – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio
MMR – Measles, Mumps and Rubella (2nd dose)

12-13 YEARS

Gardasil – HPV

13-14 YEARS

DT/IPV – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio
Nimenrix – Meningitis ACWY


Influenza vaccine is given each October by injection between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, whilst children between the ages of 2 and 18 may have the nasal flu vaccine.

Bexsero (Meningitis B) is available for children of all ages who have not been vaccinated in their first year (dose regime varies depending on age).

BCG (Tuberculosis) is not carried out at the Practice, but can be organised with a local Paediatrician.

Ticovac (Tic borne encephalitis) is available after the age of 12 months – 3 dose regime.

Additional vaccines that may be required for travel abroad can also usually be provided (e.g. rabies vaccine). We are not, however, able to offer Yellow Fever vaccine.

This schedule is a guideline only. We are also able to adapt this schedule to meet the requirements of other countries such as the United States, Spain and Turkey.

Children can be seen at any time outside of scheduled checks and a doctor is always available to answer your questions and concerns.

Older children can also be seen for routine checks, including for school and summer camp medicals.



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