Local GPs and doctors from Sheffield Children’s Hospital have put together a booklet for parents of under five year-olds, which will be distributed throughout the city via nurseries and SureStart centres.
The aim of the booklet is to provide clear advice about a variety of common childhood conditions and illnesses, including:
What you can do to help your child
When to take your child to a doctor
When to take your child to A&E
If you can take your child to nursery/school
Richard Oliver, a GP at Ecclesfield Group Practice says: “We all know how worrying it can be when a child falls ill and this booklet aims to give parents the most appropriate information needed to deal with the illness, whether that’s treating the child at home or bringing them in to see the GP.”
Since May of last year the booklet has been included in the PHCR (the red book) that is given to parents of all newborns but this new initiative aims to cover most of the under fives in Sheffield, giving mums and dads valuable information about how best to treat their child.
The booklet covers conditions including:
And plenty of other common causes of concern.
The booklet is free and will be available in the next couple of months, so keep a lookout for it at your child’s nursery.