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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.

Karen Mc Kean is our Community Occupational Therapist and Trish Parker, Community Physiotherapist.

Michael Faithorn  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

Charlotte Peck - 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

Baby Clinic

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.

Hearing Test

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.

Development Checks

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.

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