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Sudbury & Alperton Medical Centre

Ealing Road (Alperton) Branch 267 Ealing Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 1EU or Watford Road (Sudbury) Branch 228 Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3TY

Telephone: Ealing Road (Alperton) Branch 020 8997 3486 or Watford Road (Sudbury) Branch 020 8904 6404

Out of hours: Ealing Road (Alperton) Branch 111 or Watford Road (Sudbury) Branch 111

Children’s Health

Childhood and Teenage Mental Health

While it is commonly believed that depression only effects adults, around 10% of children in Great Britain aged between 5 and 16 have a recognisable mental disorder; with about 4% of children suffering from an emotional disorder such as anxiety or depression.

The problem for many is that depression is difficult to spot and often regarded as teenage mood swings. However, if your child is appearing to have an extreme emotional response to a life event or has lost interest in activities which previously interested them they may be suffering from an emotional disorder.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health please visit your GP, who will be able to offer a range of support to help both you and your child. There are a range of talking therapies which are highly effective in dealing with both short term and long term depression, for more information on these therapies please view the NHS Talking Therapy Guide.

While it is commonly believed that depression only effects adults, around 10% of children in Great Britain aged between 5 and 16 have a recognisable mental disorder; with about 4% of children suffering from an emotional disorder such as anxiety or depression.

The problem for many is that depression is difficult to spot and often regarded as teenage mood swings. However, if your child is appearing to have an extreme emotional response to a life event or has lost interest in activities which previously interested them they may be suffering from an emotional disorder.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health please visit your GP, who will be able to offer a range of support to help both you and your child. There are a range of talking therapies which are highly effective in dealing with both short term and long term depression, for more information on these therapies please view the NHS Talking Therapy Guide.

 

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Childhood Immunisations

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It’s the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.

Please call the surgery to make an appointment.

Neo-natal Checks

Some newborn babies are released from hospital without a detailed examination. If this is the case, our GPs are happy to perform the relevant checks, either in the surgery, or in comfort of your own home, depending on which is easier for you.

In most cases, the Practice will contact new mums to arrange for this to happen, on rare occasions where we are unaware of the birth, please feel free to give us a call and arrange an appointment or visit.

Practice Information

Sudbury & Alperton Medical Centre

Ealing Road (Alperton) Branch 267 Ealing Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 1EU or Watford Road (Sudbury) Branch 228 Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3TY

Practice Opening hours

The practice is open during the following times:

Ealing Road (Alperton) Branch

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-18:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Watford Road (Sudbury) Branch

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-18:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Practice News

Out of Area Patients

We cannot provide home visit service to residents who live outside the surgery catchment area. Also, some of the community services are aligned to specific borough, may not be able to provide their services to residents who live in other boroughs. Therefore, we would request patients outside the catchment area to check if their postcode […]

Shot Gun/ Fire Arm Licence related Policy

Please note that we will not be able to complete Shot Gun/Fire arm Licence related paperwork unless it is for Professional Requirement. This is not part of routine GP service and we have opted out of this work on moral grounds. Updated Feb 2022