Child Health

Call 999 or go to your local A&E if your child is experiencing any of the following

Severe breathing difficulties - fast breathing with muscle movement under the rib cage and between the ribs, lips turned blue, choking, unable to speak (older children), or grunting (babies)

Severe drowsiness - unconscious or unaware of what is happening around them or unable to wake them up

Severe infections - feverish illness, with a rash that does not fade when you press it or cold, mottled/pale skin

Has had their first fit

Heavy bleeding that won't stop - uncontrollable bleeding from any part of their body

Severe injuries - including deep cuts after a serious accident

Poisoning - they have swallowed something they should not have (medicines, batteries, household chemicals)

When Should I Worry

Depending on your child's symptoms & signs you will be guided if they are classed as red, amber or green

Choose an option:

Newborns & babies less than 3 months old

Concerned your child is unwell, 3 months or older

Should my child go to school or nursery today

Coronavirus child advice

Red = You need urgent help, go to the nearest Hospital Emergency (A&E) Department or phone 999

Amber = To contact us on 0118 981 4166, stating amber flag. A GP will then call you back. Or call NHS 111

Green = Continue providing your child’s care at home. If you are still concerned about your child, call us on 0118 981 4166, stating green flag or call NHS 111

Health Visitor Service

Supporting parents, carers & families of under 5’s. Run by local health visitors who have a wealth of experience of working with mums & dads-to-be, babies, toddlers & young children 

Able to support with questions from parents, carers & families relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including:

  • crying babies
  • infant feeding
  • starting baby on solid foods
  • sleep & behaviour problems
  • signposting to appropriate services & other support

Text 07520 615720

The messages are then delivered to a secure website & a health visitor will be able to provide a response to the text

HENRY buddy

Are you finding life with young children a challenge? You’re not alone!  

With the stresses of the ongoing pandemic, many parents are facing new challenges and at times have found it hard to keep their family happy and healthy

If you’re a parent or carer of young children, we can offer you free support provided by a friendly and trained HENRY practitioner either online or by telephone

Please visit HENRY/Free Support

Barnardo's

Provides evidenced based parenting programmes for parents & carers who have children aged 5-17 who:

  • Have a diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Are experiencing mild-moderate conduct disorder
  • Have behaviour that challenges
  • Are teenagers displaying anti-social behaviour including child to parent violence

Please visit Barnardo's/Parenting Support

School Nurse

For children aged 5-19. School nursing is a service that understands the dynamic process of interaction between the child, the family, the child in school, and the child in the community

For more info and how parents or carers can contact please go to Hants/School Nurse

If you are a young person aged 11-19 & have questions relating to; self-harm, relationships, bullying, weight, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol & sexual health, then send a text

Text 07507 332160

The messages are then delivered to a secure website. Once received, the school nurse will respond to the text within one working day. Available Mon to Fri from 9am-4.30pm (excluding bank holidays)

Your message will be confidential meaning that information you tell them will not be shared with parents, teachers & others without your consent. We will always encourage you to discuss any worries that you have with your parent/ carer

If they are worried about your safety or the safety of others information may need to be shared with your knowledge to keep you safe

Wellbeing Support Service

To support parents & carers of children & young people who are experiencing distressing or challenging behaviours. Referral criteria:

  • Child or young person presenting with behaviours that are challenging or concerning & they have not yet been assessed for a diagnosis
  • They have previously been assessed but it was a significant time ago & behaviours have changed in a way that suggests further support would be appropriate
  • Behavioural concerns can include physical or verbal aggression, repetitive behaviours, refusal behaviours, emotional outbursts, mental health concerns & other behaviours seen regularly

Download Parent Leaflet

Download Referral Form > print > complete > return to our practice 

Physiotherapy

The physiotherapy team supports children with specific developmental difficulties and/or conditions which affect their physical development

These difficulties may affect their ability to move or reach their physical potential. We help develop their physical skills through play, specific exercises and activities

We also advise on how best to position & move your child to help support their progress

Refer here

Speech & Language Therapy

The speech & language therapy team supports children with speech, language and communication needs and those with feeding and swallowing difficulties

Speaking & eating uses the same muscles & speech & language therapists are specially trained & to help with specific difficulties with feeding  swallowing

Some children we see may have a medical condition or diagnosis or learning difficulty, but many do not

Refer here

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy team supports children with specific difficulties which affect their ability to plan & carry out the movements required for everyday tasks

These difficulties may affect their awareness of their surroundings and self-care skills, which may impact on the child performing independently

Refer here