There are a number of common childhood illnesses that often can effectively be managed at home by parents and carers. However, understanding when it is OK to look after your child at home and when to seek additional support can be difficult.
In order to help you gauge when to seek additional support a number of advice sheets were created by a group of West Sussex-wide clinicians working with, parents, education and social care for common childhood aliments.
The advice sheets provide clear information using a simple traffic light system explaining when parents need to seek urgent help (Red), or when they need to contact your GP or seek help from your local pharmacist (Amber) or what parents can do to help their children at home (Green).
To view the advice sheets please follow this link: http://www.horshamandmidsussexccg.nhs.uk/your-health/childrens-health/