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Postnatal Checks

Usually 6 weeks after the birth of your baby, both mother and child will be sent an appointment to attend surgery for a checkup with a doctor and your health visitor. Your baby's weight, length and head circumference will be measured and the doctor will examine your baby to check their heart, hips, circulation etc. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you have.

You yourself will be examined if necessary and you will be able to discuss such topics as contraception.

Minor Operations

Our doctors are experienced in performing minor operations to remove skin lesions.. These are usually done under local anaesthetic in the treatment room with the assistance of a practice nurse. If you would like a skin lesion removed, please make an appointment to have it first assessed by one of the doctors who perform minor surgery.

Childhood Immunisationschildimmunise

A town-wide clinic for childhood immunisations is held at Orchard House Surgery at the Ann Burrow Thomas Health Centre, Workington.  The timetable for immunisations throughout childhood are as follows:

  • 2 months: Diptheria, pertussis, tetanus and HiB. Meningitis C. Polio
  • 3 months: Diptheria, pertussis, tetanus and HiB. Meningitis C. Polio
  • 4 months: Diptheria, pertussis, tetanus and HiB. Meningitis C. Polio
  • 15 months: MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
  • 4 years: Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, 2nd MMR
  • 11 years: BCG
  • 14-15 years: Low dose diptheria and tetanus. Polio.

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Flu Vaccines

Each autumn vulnerable groups of patients will be offered a flu vaccination, i.e. all patients over 65, those with diabetes, chest, heart and asthmatic complaints. Details of the open clinics will be advertised in surgery and locally. As we no longer send out individual invites please enquire as to the dates of the open clinics.

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