Health Visitors

You can normally see the Health Visitors at their drop-in clinic for further information please contact the Practice.

Health Visitors are all trained nurses who have extra training and qualifications in child health. They are a fantastic 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.

They provide:

  • baby massage
  • smoking cessation
  • healthy eating
  • health advice for older people
  • sleep clinic for children

If you would like to speak to a health visitor please telephone on 0131 536 9620.

Child health checks

Appointments are sent out automatically by our local Health Board for routine child health checks.

The first will be with a GP at the surgery when your baby is around 6 weeks old. You will be sent an appointment by the practice.

You will also be offered routine health reviews for your child with your health visitor at 6-8 weeks, 8-12 months and 2-2½ years old.

Child Immunisations

Immunisations are given by the community vaccination team nurses in our practice building. If you need to reschedule an appointment please call 0131 536 0465.

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.