Child Health

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

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Health Visitors

If you pay your council tax to Central Bedfordshire Council please call 01525 631199 (Ampthill)

If you pay your council tax to Milton Keynes Council please call 01908 355175 (Neath Hill)

NHS Vaccination Schedule

See the NHS Vaccination Schedule

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more

Headlice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more

Childline

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small.

0800 1111

Find out more

Child Immunisation Clinic

Immunisations are not currently being carried out at Asplands, Please call 01234 310408.

Children's Speech and Language Therapy

Expert advice and support for children with speech and language difficulties in Luton and Bedfordshire.

Telephone: 01234 310712 / 01234 310163

Website: www.childspeechbedfordshire.nhs.uk

Email: ccs.beds.childrens.slt.admin@nhs.net

Poster for parents and professionals

Please complete an online referral form

CHUMS

Mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people. Find out more

Self refer here

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMH) provides outpatient assessments, support and treatment for children experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems in young people up to the age of 18.

Find out more

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS Choices – Childhood Illness