Child health information

Child health information records clinical and demographic information about children living and registered with GPs in Waltham Forest. The service is responsible for recording every aspect of a child’s health including, but not limited to:

  • birth details, for example NHS numbers
  • immunisations
  • health promotion checks
  • standard test results (blood spot and haemoglobinopathies)
  • information regarding children who have safeguarding issues or children in care.

The service works closely with health professionals and GP practices to:

  • obtain a full and detailed record of each child’s immunisations and community health records
  • notify GPs when immunisations or surveillance checks are due
  • notify other child health departments of babies born in Waltham Forest who live outside of the area
  • transfer children’s community health records who are moving into or out of the borough (Records are held until patients are 18 years old, or 21 years old for those with special needs.)
  • provide immunisation uptake, breastfeeding and new born blood spot data to public health.

Patient information

Contact our service in Waltham Forest

Child health information (Waltham Forest)
The Jane Atkinson Health and Wellbeing Centre (Thorpe Coombe Hospital site)
714 Forest Road
E17 3HP

Tel: 0208 430 7922
Mobile: 07850 209613
Fax: 020 8430 7981

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm


Referrals cannot be made to this service