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Illness and Immunisations

Most issues your child will experience are part of growing up and often helped by talking to your Midwife, Health Visitor, local Pharmacist or GP. Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get common child hood illnesses like chicken pox, colds, sore throats and earaches.

If you think you need help urgently during the day or night you should call 111. 


HANDi app-A local app providing expert advice on common childhood illnesses.


Look out for early signs of respiratory illness in young children.

Parents/Carers and staff working with children are encouraged to look out for cold-like symptoms, which develop into persistent coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing, as well as a loss of appetite and increased irritability.

To find out more, please visit:

Healthier Together– Health advice for parents, young people and pregnant women.


Childhood Immunisations

It’s important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child missed a vaccine, contact your GP to catch up. You can also find more information in your child’s Red Book.

Childhood Immunisations– NHS immunisation schedule.

Vaccinations tips for parents– Top tips.