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)

Call NHS 111 if you have an urgent medical problem & you’re not sure what to do. For all other urgent problems please call us on 0118 981 4166

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

For routine matters you can contact a GP online, please scroll down to the bottom of the page

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 615720The 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 primary school aged children who are experiencing distressing or challenging behaviours. Referral criteria:

The service is aimed at children from Year R through to Year 6, regardless of their education status

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 

Autistic Spectrum Condition

Having an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) means that the person has a different way of understanding other people & the world around them. ASC is a lifelong developmental condition, not an illness or a disease so there is no ‘cure’ but there are many ways that difficulties can be managed. To learn more please visit CAMHS/ASC

If appropriate you can refer your child for an assessment:

Via CAMHS/Referral if they are aged 5 and above who have mental health difficulties and/or risk to self/others, alongside possible Autism Spectrum 

Via the Psicon Service for ages 3 and above & under 18 who require an Autism Spectrum Condition assessment only. Please download the form > complete as many of the sections as possible > return to the practice. This form can also be completed by the school or social care services  

Via PATCH Referral if they are under the age of 3, or 

If your child is over the age of 5 & has one of following histories:

  • Ex-premature infants (< 34 weeks) or those with significant neonatal disease

  • Genetic syndromes such as Down syndrome, Prader Willi syndrome etc

  • A significant degree of learning impairment

  • Visual or hearing impairments

  • Neuro-muscular disorders, such as Duchenne’s Muscular dystrophy, Cerebral palsy

ADHD

If you have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) this means that you can struggle with paying attention, have high levels of energy & react quickly to things. This can get in the way of everyday life such as school, hobbies and making friends, although how much it affects someone can vary from person to person

To learn more & how to refer your child for an assessment, if appropriate, please visit CAMHS

PATCH Referral

If you or a professional have concerns about your childs development or behaviour then they maybe suitable for referral to the PATCH meeting

This includes

  • Children with complex needs who live in, or have transferred in to the patch and need ongoing follow up

  • Vulnerable children with significant health needs

  • Children born under 30 weeks gestation who require a developmental assessment at 48 months

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