NHS HMR CCG has produced a 60-page booklet featuring tips and advice about a range of common childhood illnesses and general wellbeing – which you can also view online.
Content covers the first months of a baby’s life, childhood injuries, general wellbeing, and local services, with topics ranging from feeding your baby, coughs, colds, earaches and fever, to safety in the home and emotional wellbeing.
All the content is clinically approved and taken from a range of reputable national sources, including National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance, the Department of Health, and NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk).
It’s is part of HMR CCG’s work towards supporting the Rochdale Borough Children and Young People’s Partnership’s aim to make sure all Rochdale children and young people achieve their full potential.
Copies of the booklet are to be given to parents of new-borns at their first health visitor assessment, and to parents of babies and toddlers up to two years old at their follow-up healthcare visits. Parents attending the children’s community nursing service will also be given a copy. If you aren’t offered one, ask for a copy.
It's also available as an app for android and iPhones – search ‘Child Health HMR’.