We know parents don’t always feel confident about caring for their child at home and seeking advice before they visit a GP or health service. That means that a high number of anxious parents, especially of children aged under 5, will often walk into A&E - even when they know it’s not the right place to go as their child’s condition is not life-threatening or an emergency.
With help from local clinicians, we’ve put together a handy advice sheet (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)*. It provides parents with top tips on the most common minor illnesses and injuries as well as advice on what medicines you should have at home to treat an unwell child. There’s also information on what services (other than A&E) they can get advice and help from.