Shop
01492

Enrolling newborns with a GP

 
Recent policy changes mean that newborn babies can now be enrolled with their GP soon after birth. An established relationship with a primary health care provider is a critical factor in children receiving essential healthcare and the timely delivery of immunisations.
Recent policy changes mean that newborn babies can now be enrolled with their GP soon after birth.

New Zealand research has found that an established relationship with a primary health care provider is a critical factor in children receiving essential healthcare and the timely delivery of immunisations.
 
Currently fewer than 50% of newborns are enrolled with a GP at 12 weeks.

However, under the new enrolment policy, GP practices can now enter newborns into their patient database as soon as they are nominated as the baby’s GP by the parents at the birthing unit, rather than waiting to enrol them at their first doctor’s appointment.
 
One of the benefits of the new system is that practices will be able to remind parents when their baby is due for their first immunisation at six weeks of age and going forwards.

Check out our other Hot Topics on: Source NZ Ministry of Health. Image source: Dreamtime
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

Getting kids ready for daylight savings

Getting kids ready for daylight savings

The start of daylight savings means that longer days and the warmth of summer are not too far away, but how do you get your kids ready for when the clocks go forward an hour? As we ‘spring forward’ children’s body clocks can take a while to reset to the ‘new’ time as their daily rhythms are regulated by when they sleep and eat. Find out what you can do to help.
What is a naming ceremony

What is a naming ceremony

Naming ceremonies are starting to come into their own as an alternative to christenings. A way to mark your baby’s arrival without a religious ceremony. Find out if a naming ceremony is right for you and your baby.

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name
Email
Town/City