From NHS England
NHS England warned earlier in the year that a possible increase in childhood respiratory illnesses was on its ‘radar’, and this might cause an issue moving forward. The reason for the expected surge is that we have had two winters where children have had limited exposure to common respiratory illnesses.
Babies who may have been born during lockdowns, have not had chance to build a strong immunity because of social distancing.
Here are some resources that can be used to help promote the messages, and raise awareness and understanding of childhood respiratory illnesses:
- General information and guidance can be found here
- How to care for a child with a cold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQcArZw_V7c
- How to treat a child with a fever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxf2w8fPYCQ
- How your community pharmacist can help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDwherrTpqU
- The TV advert for NHS111 First:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9Ov6dANOs
- How to access urgent care in Stafford, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent or Newcastle areas: https://vimeo.com/572993970
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