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 the physiotherapist, holds a session at the practice on Fridays by GP referral.

Loddon and surrounding area health visiting service

Health visiting team

Emma Brown – Team leader, health visitors and school nurses
Jane Crisp  – Health visitor
Kate Ripley – Community nursery nurse
Charlotte Peck – Health visitor assistant
Julie Baxter – Health visitor administration

The health visitors can be contacted on 0300 300 0123, Monday to Friday from 08:00-18:00 and Saturdays 09:00-13:00.

Please feel free to Contact the Practice 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 10:00-11:00. 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 11:00-12:00.

Postnatal group

You will be invited to attend six sessions to discuss relevant topics of interest and meet other new mums. The health visitor and/or nursery nurse are present and weighing is 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.