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New child health guide launched in Corby
12th July 2012
NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group is launching a helpful health guide for parents at an event on Wednesday 18 July at Kingswood Children’s Centre, Alberta Close Corby.
“The Guide to Common Childhood Illnesses” is available online and contains lots of useful, practical advice for parents of young children on a range of symptoms, illnesses and conditions, and also signposts parents to local services and support.
To launch the Guide, a range of health professionals will be at Kingswood Children’s Centre on Wednesday 18 July 2012 from 10am-1pm, where parents and carers can drop in to find out about the guide and ask any questions they might have.
Corby Radio will be broadcasting live from the event on their Big Bus, and parents are encouraged to take part in a free information session on common childhood illnesses, delivered by healthcare professionals, which is being held from 11-11.30am inside the bus.
Dr Susan Wadsworth from NHS Corby CCG said, “We’re delighted with The Guide, and want to encourage as many parents as possible to read it so they can understand more about their child’s health. We can all feel unsure what to do when our child is unwell, but this guide gives practical help and advice to help parents to make the right choices if they are concerned.
“I’d encourage parents and carers to come and see us on the 18th - it’s an opportunity to find out more about The Guide, learn about common childhood illnesses and meet a range of healthcare professionals from GPs to Health Visitors, A&E staff to the Corby Walk-in Centre practice nurses and more, who can offer you information and advice.”
Mayor of Corby, Cllr Mohammed Rahman said, “A child’s health and wellbeing is one of the most important things to a parent, and can also be their biggest worry. This guide is a fantastic idea to give people the opportunity to learn more on their child’s health and to give advice on certain situations that could cause panic. I’m pleased to be able to support this campaign and hopefully many people across the borough can benefit from it and feel more at ease when their child falls ill.”
The Guide is supported by local partners including Corby Borough Council, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Kettering General Hospital and local Children’s Centres. A hard copy of the booklet will also be given to all new mothers in Corby by their Health Visitor on their first visit after the birth.