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
Find more information about a range of common childhood
Burns, scalds and electric shock
Diarrhoea and vomiting in under 5s
General illness in children
Rashes and skin 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.