Dealing with childhood illnesses
In Surrey the amount of children visiting A and E is above average. In reponse to this, the local NHS clinical comissionning groups and paediatric staff have developed a leaflet for parents to help signpost them to the most appropriate service for their child.
The leaflet aims to support parents in their decision making by giving advice based on a red, amber and green system. Ths is to ensure that children who don't need urgent care are diverted to other services or treated at home and those who do need urgent care access it quickly and appropriately.
Please pass this information and leaflet onto parents so they know more about it.
For more information, please contact Nicola Mundy.