The practice now employs an Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Tracy Whitford is available Monday to Friday and can treat childhood illnesses and infections such as ear, eye, nose & throat problems ,dermatology, respiratory problems, gastrointestinal problems , genitourinary and neurological problems ,common childhood infectious diseases, feeding and developmental issues for children and young adults up to 18yrs of age.
Tracy is able to prescribe medication if required and can refer patients on to other services.
Childrens health during the Corona virus pandemic.
If you have concerns about your child’s health you can still contact the advanced paediatric nurse via econsult. Please click the econsult link to complete. She may then telephone or text you, she may arrange a video consultation or in certain circumstances arrange for a face to face appointment if appropriate.
Please don’t hesitate to seek medical help if you feel your child is seriously ill.
The accident and emergency departments are still seeing children and if you need to attend your child will assessed on arrival and cared for in the correct department depending on their medical needs.
Please have a look at these useful websites for children:
Easy to read one page poster when to seek help. https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2020-04/covid19_advice_for_parents_when_child_unwell_or_injured_poster.pdf.
The NHS website has lots of information on lots of health needs and you can search the area you have concerns about : https://www.nhs.uk.
Useful website with lots information on common childhood conditions and when to seek help. https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell.
For children with asthma, lots of information on managing your child’s asthma and when to seek help. https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/child/.
For children with Eczema. Information and support on managing your child’s skin condition. https://eczema.org/information-and-advice/information-for-parents-and-children/.
Emotional Health- The current Corona virus can be a worrying time for parents, children and young people. Please have a look at the links for advice and support with your child’s emotional health.
If your child has a such as attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD) or Austistic spectrum disorder there are websites you can access that can provide additional information on supporting your child during the Corona virus Pandemic.
The national Autistic society : https://www.autism.org.uk.
The ADHD foundation https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk.
Childhood vaccinations are performed by the Practice Nurses. If you have any concerns about vaccination issues the Practice Nurse, your Health Visitor or one of the Doctors would be happy to advise. This Practice is committed to full vaccination and protection of all our children from the potentially serious and life threatening conditions against which we vaccinate.
We also carry out the six to nine week developmental checks and post natal checks. These can be booked with one of the GP's and require a 15 minute appointment per patient.