Newcastle Medical Centre

Child Health

The health of your child is very important and below we have some information that may be able to assist you if you have any worries or concerns.

Practice Health Visitor

We have a health visitor attached to the practice who can be contacted on
Telephone: 0191 282 3290

Child Immunisations Schedule
Childhood immunisations are an important part of a child's health.  There is a schedule that would be followed depening on the child's age.  The practice has a child immunisation admin lead who will invite your child into the Practice when the vaccinations are ready.

Your child may be required to have more than one injection at once, if this is the case, these should ideally be given in different limbs. Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart.

Children under 5
The Newcastle and Gateshead CCG created a little orange book to support parents who were experiencing any worries about their child's health.

NHS Child Health App
There is a app available for you that was developed by specialists and it can help you with useful hints and tips on a range of topics.  This can be downloaded from your app store on your mobile telephone.  This app is called the NHS Child Health App.

Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics

Head Lice
Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They can make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly

If you do have any concerns of worries about your child please do not hesitate to contact the Practice.

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