Ante natal clinics are held at a local practice, booked by your midwife. The practice has a midwife attached to, but not based/working at, the practice.
Post natal appointments are held at the practice by the doctors. This appointment should usually take place 6-8 weeks after the birth of a baby, and checks both mother and baby. If is important your baby attends their Post Natal check in the time-frame suggested.
Health Visitors are qualified and experienced nurses or midwives with additional specialist training in family, community or public health care. There are Health Visitors attached to, but not based at the practice.
The Practice Nurses administer child immunisations. Your Health Visitor will have discussed the importance of immunisations before you take your baby to see the nurse and answered any of your concerns.
Your baby cannot be immunised without parental consent. Therefore if a grandparent is bringing the baby, written consent must be brought with the child and pre-signed by the parent.