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Caring for your child when they are unwell

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You know your child best and it’s important to follow your instincts if you are concerned they are unwell.  Here you can find helpful resources from the NHS regarding caring for your child when they are unwell.

If you are concerned and want to speak to a health professional you can contact your health visitor, practice nurse, GP or Pharmacist. For out of hours advice call 111 and in an emergency call 999.

Is my child too ill for school?

Trying to decide if your child should be kept of school, preschool or nursery can be tricky, this NHS resource provides information on common childhood illnesses and how to manage school attendance.

Sepsis is life threatening. It can be hard to spot and there are lots of possible symptoms. 

Some people are more likely to get an infection that could lead to sepsis, including:

Anyone with an infection can get sepsis.

Some people are more likely to get an infection that could lead to sepsis, including:

  • babies under 1, particularly if they're born early (premature) or their mother had an infection while pregnant
  • people with diabetes
  • people with a weakened immune system, such as those having chemotherapy treatment or who recently had an organ transplant
  • people who have recently had surgery or a serious illness
  • women who have just given birth, had a miscarriage or had an abortion

To find out more about Sepsis and how to spot the symptoms go to

If you think you or someone you look after has symptoms of sepsis, call 999 or go to A&E. Trust your instincts.

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