There are a large number of services and facilities in place to help support you and your child when ill. This can lead to some confusion around which service would be best to go to for advice, guidance and treatment.
The NHS website 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. The leaflet gives a list of common illnesses and points you towards the best service to help with treatment and management of symptoms. Click the link below to download the leaflet:
If you have any doubt about where you should go for urgent care, you can call NHS 111. The call handler will ask a number of questions to help direct you to the most appropriate service for your needs.
Finally, if your child’s condition deteriorates you are encouraged to seek medical advice immediately.
Information for Parents of Children Under Five Years Old
If you have a child under five years, you will find below some useful information for looking after your child's health: