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NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.

Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow

When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet


Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.  


Head Lice

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly


Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice



If you have diarrhoea and/or vomiting, or are very unwell with a high fever and/or have recently arrived or returned to the UK, please let Reception know immediately and we will take you to a private room until a doctor or nurse can see you.


Patients are able to access on-line booking for appointments and ordering of repeat prescriptions.  We will automatically register you for this service and, therefore, if you wish to opt-out of this service you should let us know by ticking the opt-out box on the  health check questionnaire or let reception know.  Alternatively you can use the request appointment link at the bottom of the homepage to register for this service. Once you have registered please bring some photo ID to reception for us to complete the registration.  Thank you. If you have any problems please ring The Health Centre on 01484 430386 


If you have not yet registered please do so as soon as possible. Please click on the "new patients" tab at the top of the page (click on the pre-registration portal and also download the registration pack which should be completed and brought to the Health Centre).

We look forward to seeing you.

Immunisation History Don't forget to bring your immunisation history with you when you come, if your parents don't know then your current GP will or they can point you to your local child health clinic who can give you this information.


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