Factsheets for parents and carers
BCCG has produced a range of factsheets to help parents or anyone who looks after a child get the best help in the event of sudden illness or injury.
The factsheets deal with five of the most common childhood health conditions and contain medical advice on where to get the right treatment.
They are designed on the traffic light system: red, amber, green, to help make it clear when something is a serious emergency that requires urgent medical care, or a minor ailment which can be safely treated at home with medicine cabinet essentials.
Find more information about a range of common childhood ailments including
More information is available on NHS Choices.
NHS 111 also offers advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week: trained NHS staff can tell you where to go if someone, particularly a child, 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 you have to do is dial 111 to talk to the NHS.
For persistent illnesses, people should make an appointment to see their local GP.