There are a vast number of services and facilities in place to help support you and your child if they become poorly. This can lead to some confusion around which service would be best to go to for advice, guidance and treatment (if necessary).
We have developed a leaflet to inform your decision if your child becomes unwell. The leaflet details a number of local, community-based services such as NHS 111 and your pharmacist who can often provide support to help you manage your child’s illness at home.
NHS Choices has a dedicated webpage that is designed to guide you to the best possible service locally and therefore helping you to select the most appropriate treatment option available. We have also designed a leaflet to support you in making decisions about where to go for care. We've not listed every service on the leaflet, but just given a couple of examples such as the Orsett Minor Injuries Unit.
For a full complement of services available locally, please visit NHS Choices.
Finally, if your child’s condition deteriorates you are encouraged to seek medical advice immediately.
Stay Well This Winter - Information for Parents of Children Under Five Years Old
Below you will find useful information for looking after your child's health over this winter period:
If you know or work with any children with asthma, it is important to be aware of the condition and its triggers to ensure that children in your care are safe.
Supporting Children’s Health has produced a module to help improve knowledge on asthma. Click on the link below to access it (note: you will need to register before you can start the module):