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What to do if child unwell

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) Fact sheets - Would you know what to do if your child is unwell or injured?  A range of fact sheets have been specially designed to help parents or anyone who looks after a child. They will advise what to do, to look after a poorly child who needs urgent healthcare, and where to get the best help. The factsheets are available on the website here.

Find more information about a range of common childhood ailments including:

Bites and stings

Breathing problems

Burns, scalds and electric shock

Colds and flu

Diarrhoea and vomiting in under 5s

Earache

General illness in children

Nosebleed

Rashes and skin problems

Urinary problems

More information is available on NHS Choices.

NHS 111 also offers advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can tell you where to go if someone, particularly children, has experienced a bang to the head, a sprain or an unexplained rash. This service is really useful over bank holidays when pharmacies and GPs may be closed. All the caller has to do is dial 111 to talk to the NHS.

For persistent illnesses, people should make an appointment to see their local GP.

News

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website