NHS health checks for babies and young people (Brighton and Hove)
Health tests for babies and young children
You will be offered tests to checks your newborn baby's eyes, heart, hips and, in boys, their testicles.
You’ll also be offered regular baby health and development reviews from birth until your child is 3 years old.
If a health professional, such as a GP, specialist nurse or health visitor, thinks your child has special educational needs or a disability they will:
- tell you
- tell us, the council, so that we can make sure your child gets the support they need as they grow up
- work with you to provide and organise support for your child
- put you in contact with social workers at Seaside View Development Centre
Health checks for young people
Young people who are 14 years of age, or older, and adults with a learning disability can ask for free annual health checks.
At your check you’ll make a health action plan together. This should include all your health problems and tell you what needs to happen to keep you healthy. You will get a copy to keep.
Read the easy read guides to annual health checks on the Mencap website.
Brighton and Hove, UK
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