Children's Health

Winter can be a challenging time for children with many coughs, colds and winter bugs spreading. But many childhood illnesses can be treated and managed at home.

 

Self care

If your child is unwell there are many places you can visit online to get help. Visit Just One Norfolk along with Children's health - NHS (www.nhs.uk) for the latest information. You can find information on a range of topics to help you care for your child at home.

If you need to someone call the Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or text Parentline on 07520 631590.

 

Pharmacy

Pharmacists are medical experts and can advice and help on many minor aliments for children and how to manage at home. They have medication that can brought over the counter and many have private consultation rooms.

To find your local pharmacy visit: Find a pharmacy - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

GP

If you are worried about the health of your child, call your GP practice to get advice and support for minor ailments.

 

NHS 111 First

If you need medical help which is more urgent (but not life-threatening) call 111 first.

You can also contact 111 online (which is the same service). It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can help and signpost to the right person.

 

Emergency Department (A&E)

Emergency Departments are for medical life-threatening emergencies. Find out more information on where to access the three Emergency Departments in Norfolk and Waveney on our Health Services page.

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