Routine screening reviews at 6-8 weeks during COVID-19
The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) have published a guide for parents about signs to look out for if you have been unable to get an appointment, or if it has been delayed. “We really want parents to attend this check-up, but we know that it may not always be possible due to the impact of COVID-19. If you’re a new parent who has struggled to get an appointment, or if it’s been delayed, we’ve produced some easy to follow signs to look out for while you wait to see a GP.”
What happens at this visit?
We’ll talk about your baby’s development, for example, are they smiling? We’ll also have a chat about how you respond and interact with your baby as this is really important for development and relationship building.
You might have lots of questions and we can talk about these, for example coping with a baby who is crying a lot, feeding your baby, what’s normal and what should you expect for this stage. We can talk about your concerns and any support you need.
At this visit we will talk about how you and the family are coping and do an assessment of your mood.
Before we see you – you may find the information below helpful
The topics below may be helpful in answering some of your questions. Take a look at them and use the links at the bottom of the page for more information
We’ll contact you to let you know about your appointment, this might be at home or in a clinic depending on where you live.
If you need to book or rearrange a visit, please contact the Health visiting service on: 01274 221223