Children and young people

Making the right decision about your child’s healthcare needs is difficult, but please be assured we are here with you and ready to care for your family.

The below guidance is to help parents when their child is unwell. 

It covers Scarlet fever and invasive Group A strep, rashes and dry skin, wheezing and breathing difficulties, coughs and colds, ear infection, upset tummy and bumps and bruises. 

It gives information on what health care services can help when a child is unwell, including self care, pharmacists, GPs, NHS 111, dental care and A&E

In an emergency or life threatening situation – a child is having difficulty breathing, there are pauses when a child breathes, a child’s skin tongue or lips are blue or a child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake – always call 999 or go to A&E. 

UPDATED: 04/01/2023