Strep A and Scarlet Fever
There are currently higher than normal rates of Group A Strep and Scarlet Fever in the UK. Scarlet Fever, caused by the bacteria Group A Streptococcus, is usually a mild illness but is highly infectious. It is much more common in children than adults and it is important that children with scarlet fever are seen so that they can be started on antibiotics. This is to reduce the chance of their infection becoming more severe but also to stop them spreading the infection to others, especially those at higher risk of severe infection such as the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Please see the link for full information
If after reading the full information via the link you believe you need to be seen please contact the surgery for further advice.
Feeling a bit poorly
If your child is poorly your local pharmacy can help with tummy aches, colds, sore ears, rashes and more.
There are pharmacies in your area that stay open past 17:00.
Use the ‘Pharmacy advice’ site to see all the services on offer and locate your nearest pharmacy.
Website: NHS: How your pharmacy can help
Health Visiting Services
Health visitors are registered nurses who have professional experience in child development and family health. They work as part of a team with community nursery nurses to promote good health and to help with the prevention of illness in all age groups in line with the Department of Health “Healthy Child Programme”.
Telephone: 0208 770 5409
Healthier Together is a new NHS website in SW London which provides pregnant people, parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years with information and advice on common childhood illnesses.
The website includes advice on what to do and also signposts to where you can seek appropriate care, and information on local services. This website is designed to prevent unnecessary attendances at A&E and relieve pressure on the system particularly over Winter.
Children’s therapies include those offered by dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, plus speech and language therapists.
Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.
Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule
If your child is feeling anxious or worried about their exam results, or anything else, Kooth are here to help. Your child can visit for free support and advice.
Some children can get a Covid-19 vaccination.
The core objectives of the Sutton Local Safeguarding Children Board are to co-ordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in Sutton.
Telephone: 020 8770 6001
Children's Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy provides help, support and care for children and young people who have difficulties with their speech, language and communication skills. We also work with children who have difficulties swallowing that can make eating and drinking unsafe.
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.