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Children’s Health Matters


We know it’s worrying when your child is unwell. The ICS (Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System) Children's Health Matters campaign aims to support parents and carers look after their children’s health and recognise when they are unwell.


If you care for children or grandchildren it is normal to feel anxious when a child is ill. Sometimes their illness is obvious – they may have visible symptoms such as a runny nose. At other times it isn’t as easy to identify the problem even though you know your child best and can spot if something is wrong. Most illnesses such as sore throats and earache get better by themselves but it’s important that parents know what to do if their child is unwell and how to recognise the signs.


Across mid and south Essex, the ICS have developed a Children’s Health Matters Guide to give parents, grandparents and carers across Essex NHS advice at their fingertips - to help look after their children’s health and recognise when they are unwell.


What to do if your child is unwell

Treat at home, Call 111 or Visit A&E


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