Your child's health
Parents, carers and others who look after children are invited to download the free guide to “Your child’s health” here
This full colour, illustrated, 36 page children’s health booklet is a guide to common childhood illnesses and conditions for parents and carers. It is full of useful tips and advice including:
- When and how to look after your child at home
- When to see your GP
- When to call 999 or go to A&E
It covers a wide range of topics, such as breastfeeding, how to cope with crying babies, when to worry about high temperatures and fevers, and what to do about bangs or bumps to the head
This guide is designed to help parents and carers know when children can be safely treated at home and when NHS 111 or a clinician should be consulted. It also features the numerous alternative health services that are available.
Parents are also reminded that they can contact NHS 111 free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for advice.