What to do?
The best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries.
Coughs and colds(runny nose)
Keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet. You can treat minor illnesses and injuries at home by using the recommended medicines and making sure your child gets plenty of rest. www.nhs.uk
For 24 hour health advice and information.
As a parent:
If your child is unwell
If you are unsure/confused
If you need help
Call 111 when it is less urgent than 999
Can provide expert advice and treatment for common illnesses and injuries.
Mild skin irritations (including
Bites and stings
To find your local pharmacy and its contact details visit: www.nhs.uk/chemist
For care outside normal hours,
ring your GP practice. When it is closed, a message will direct you to extended hours or out-of-hours services.
Head injuries not involving loss of consciousness
Minor bumps and cuts
For the treatment of illnesses and injuries that will not go away. Your doctor can provide a range of services by appointment. Make a note of your GP’s (family doctor) telephone number.
Urgent care centre
Worsening health conditions
Use for urgent, but not life-threatening situations.
Should only be used for immediate and life-threatening emergencies.
Loss of consciousness
Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
Fever and they’re lethargic
Swallowed poison or tablets
Call 999 or take your child to your nearest A&E.