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6-8 week review

The 6-8 week review appointment is an important opportunity to speak with a health visitor to discuss your baby’s development and progress. We will talk to you about the below.Baby 6-8 weeks

 

You may feel emotional after having your baby which might include anxiety and feeling low. If you are feeling you need additional emotional advice or support please contact your local health visiting team advice line or come along to one of our child health drop-ins.

The appointment date and time will be given to you at your new birth visit and you will need to bring your baby’s redbook to the appointment.

Your local health visiting team offer introducing solids group sessions at local children’s centres in preparation for your baby starting solids at 6 months. You can find details of your local children's centre here.

If you have any queries concerning your child’s progress, please contact us on our advice line or come along to one of our child health drop-ins where we would be happy to discuss any aspect of health and well-being for you and your family.

View the video below for further information on our Surrey perinatal mental health service.

For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.

  • For advice or questions about your child's health

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call the Advice Line

  • 2 year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call the Advice Line 

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAMHS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Go to https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/feedback to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.