Child Health Advice

Child Immunisation Clinic

We run Baby Immunisation Clinics at the Asplands Surgery on a Tuesday around mid day and on a Friday Morning.  Please contact reception to book your child in.

Vaccinations

It's important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child missed a vaccine, contact your GP to catch up.

This guide can help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK and when to have them. It also explains how they work and why they're safe and important.

Website:www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: www.nhs.uk

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. The Healthier Together website is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Website: what0-18.nhs.uk/worried-your-child-unwell

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)

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

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

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

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

Headlice

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

Developmental Skills Package

Do you know a child struggling with everyday activities?

There are a varity of developmental skills package that provides information on graded play activities and ideas to help children practice and progress fine motor skills (how they use and coordinate their hands) that you can download.

Find out more

Developmental Skills Package Poster

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

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) 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

Diagnosis Support Pack (DSP)

The Diagnosis Support Pack (DSP) has been coproduced by families for families following a diagnosis of a neurodiversity, such as ASD or ADHD, and contains information, resources and signposting in a variety of media (video’s, infographics, animations), split into 14 sections – from sleep to medication, and lots more.

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.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk/

Support after Sexual Harm MK

Specialist Service to support Children between the ages of 5 and 18 who have experienced sexual assault and abuse.

Website: www.sashmk.org.uk

Telephone: 07546 561186

Poster: SASHMK Poster