Post-natal & baby check service

a Red Book - personal child health record

Six week check for mum & baby

Following the birth of your child we will offer you a triple appointment to review you and your baby. All newborns in the UK should undergo an examination six to eight weeks after birth in order to screen for rare but important conditions that can be treated if detected early. Similarly, mum should be reviewed to ensure everything is settling down, and identify any areas we can help with - such as feeding, low mood and contraceptive plans.

You should receive your invitation automatically if we have received a discharge summary from the hospital following the birth, but if you think we've missed you, please call the surgery.