Community and Attached staff
The Practice is the base for many of the community care professionals. Louise Pilch is the clinical lead with a regular team of Community nurse, one of whom calls in every day and takes messages regularly.
The Wherry Team of midwives hold a Tuesday clinic. Team Leader for the midwives is Sue Frost.
Lucy Child, our dietician, attends the practice at the time of the regular Tuesday afternoon diabetic clinic and is available for general appointments. Karen Mc Kean is our Community Occupational Therapist and Trish Parker, Community Physiotherapist.
Martin Mac Donald Physiotherapist, holds a session at the practice on Fridays by GP referral.
Loddon and surrounding area health visiting service
The Health Visiting Team
Emma Brown - Team Leader - Health Visitors and School Nurses
Jane Crisp - Health Visitors
Kate Ripley - Community nursery nurse
Marie Brion - Health Visitor Assistant
Julie Baxter - Health Visitor Administration
Health Visitor Contact Number: Telephone: 0300 300 0123 Monday - Friday 8.00 - 6pm and Saturdays 9.00 - 1pm.
Please feel free to contact us if you have concerns about your child
Health Visiting Contacts
This is held on the FOURTH Thursday of each month at Loddon Library between 10.00-11.00am. There will be a Health Visitor and/or nursery nurse available for weighing and advice. Please come along at any time (no appointment necessary).
Breast Feeding Support Group
Held on the FIRST Thursday of each month at Loddon Infant School in the annexe to the rear of the school between 11.00 and 12 noon.
Post natal group
You will be invited to attend six sessions to discuss relevant topics of interest and meet other new mums. Health Visitor and /or Nursery Nurse present and weighing available.
This appointment is offered when your baby is approximately eight months old. The Health Visitor no longer undertakes hearing tests at the age of 3.5 years.
These take place at around twelve months of age with a further development check at 2.5 years of age. An invitation is sent along with a questionnaire on both occasions, offering a face to face appointment.
We have been informed baby self-weigh is available at the Loddon