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 common illnesses and 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.
The leaflet is designed to guide you to the best possible service for your child locally and therefore helping you to select the most appropriate treatment option available.
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.