Children's health advice

If you are concerned about your young child's health, and the matter is not urgent, then you can ask for advice from your health visitor.

If you need urgent advice, call your doctor's surgery and make an appointment.

The Start4Life Information Service, provided by the NHS, offers a series of emails and text messages for parents. They can sign up to receive:

  • Both emails and text messages
  • Just emails
  • Just text messages

Once you've signed up, you'll receive regular emails and/or text messages tailored to your stage of pregnancy or baby's age. They cover a range of topics, including your baby's development, preparing for labour, coping with sleepless nights, looking after your own health, choosing childcare, making sure you get the benefits you're entitled to and who's there to support you.

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