The government is now encouraging your midwife to be the first point of contact for all pregnant women. This means that women should book their first ante-natal appointment with Lucy Watters, our midwive, as soon as they have a confirmed pregnancy test (home test kits are sufficient).
Ante-natal clinics are run by Lucy on Monday, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings and afternoons.
During the first appointment the midwife will discuss medical history and plan ante-natal care accordingly. Patients can expect to have their first scan between 12 to 14 weeks.
Ante-Natal information packs will continue to be handed out from reception when the first appointment is made. If the appointment is made over the phone please remember to come to the surgery to collect your ante-natal pack prior to attending your appointment.
Lucy can be contacted at the Community Midwife Office on 01224 550616.
The Health Visitors can be contacted on 01224 559806.
Our Health Visitors, Emma McMillian and Emma Hay-Higgins are based here in Albyn Medical Practice. They work Monday to Friday providing a universal child health screening and surveillance service to pre-school children.
Their main focus is in public health, to promote good health, prevent ill-health for children, families and the wider communities. Health Visitors use the the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) Framework of Well-being and undertake the role of Named Person for your child, under new legislation Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. More information on this can be found in your Personal Child Health Record (Red Book).
For infants aged 12 and 16 weeks immunisation clinics are held on Wednesday's 09.40 - 12.30pm. These appointments should be booked either following baby's 8 week immunisation appointment which is with the Practice Nurse or at the GP reception.
Immunisation and developmental reviews for children 12-13 months and 4 years of age are on a Wednesday 1 pm - 3.30 p.m. Invites for these appointments will be sent via the GP surgery
For practical support, professional advice and access to further services, please contact your Health Visitor on 01224 559806 or attend our drop in Child Health Clinic on a Tuesday 1.30 - 3.30 p.m.