Yet too often in these debates we miss what is right under our nose, the first line of defence against safety failures, and our biggest asset in preventing problems arising in the first place – the patients themselves. They might feel better on the sofa with a blanket or duvet. Not every illness needs to keep your child from school. The Patients & Parents area contains further information about the Theatre Admissions Unit (TAU) where the majority of children go before having surgery. Reflux is just your baby effortlessly spitting up whatever they’ve swallowed. “He or she should know how to sit still, wait and listen,” says parenting expert and mother of three, Dr Pat Spungin. But this is a new NHS service for people, including children, who don’t pay prescription charges.

A baby with a cold may experience earache and/or a sore throat and this may cause them to pull away and cry during feeds. People with weak immune systems caused by illness or treatments such as chemotherapy are particularly at risk of complications. You may lose your appetite when you have a cold. The unit is divided into three areas: intensive care (ITU), high-dependency (HDU) and low-dependency (LDU). The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which is passed around in the air through coughs and sneezes (it can also live on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours). Parents and other visitors will be asked to leave the nursery when a ward round or handover is taking place. So please: “ Help Us to Help You…..” by not coming to see a doctor immediately you develop an acute illness that is likely to be viral—such as flu or a bad cough or cold.

For further information on treating you and your family at home visit or speak to your pharmacist. Adenoids are part of the immune system, which helps fight infection and protects the body from bacteria and viruses. In between episodes, your child will look very pale, tired and floppy. Adenoids are not visible, as they are high in the throat behind the nose. Croup is usually seen in children under 2, and starts with a temperature and hoarse voice. As soon as your baby does not need intensive care, he or she may be moved to a neonatal unit more appropriate for their level of care. What is a fever and what causes it in babies?

The patient must be exempt from prescription payments and be registered with an NHS Cambridgeshire GP practice. This process is known as teething. Conjunctivitis can either be caused by a bacterial infection or by an allergy. Under the scheme, you can see you local pharmacist for a private consultation, usually without an appointment, for a wide range of ailments. Haemangiomas are caused by overgrowth of the cells providing the lining for vessels in the affected area. Open the home page and look for links to the information you want. Whooping cough is spread in the droplets of the coughs or sneezes of someone with the infection.

There are several things that you can do to help prevent backache from happening and to help you cope with an aching back if it does occur. „„Viral croup (laryngotracheitis) – this is the most common type, caused by a viral infection. Acute bronchitis often causes headaches and a sense of feeling generally unwell. Routine checks on blood pressure, diabetes, asthma & bronchitis, heart disease and diabetes are carried out by such nurses. The skin will normally start to flake and peel after a few days and will usually fully heal within seven days. Acute bronchitis often causes headaches and a sense of feeling generally unwell. We aim to do this by providing you with information and supporting links for treatments for some of the most common conditions that we see, day in day out in general practice, as well as what to do in more serious and emergency situations in order to get the most appropriate help in the least time possible.

Family Planning is provided within normal surgery hours and includes advice on the pill, caps, coils and emergency contraception. The preparation of enteral feeds is governed by the requirements of the Food Safety Act (1990). The return of the cold weather doesn’t necessarily mean more illnesses. The benefits of regular exercise should not be underestimated. Other babies can wait to be changed until before or after every feed. Photos are only for illustrative purposes and do not reflect every presentation of a condition. Fever can be expected after any vaccine, but is more common when the MenB vaccine is given with the other routine immunisations at 2 and 4 months of age.

All children with symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney infection, including cystitis, should see their GP or out-of-hours GP service. It is aimed at those patients who are exempt from paying prescription charges, but as children are also exempt, it also means any parent can go to their local pharmacy and get free treatments.