The 'Big 6' - Information leaflets for parents on the six most common child illnesses

The CCG has produced The 'Big 6' leaflets for parents giving advice on what to do if your child has one of the six most common conditions that children and young people present with to Urgent Care.

St Helens CCG has produced the 'Big 6' leaflets for parents giving advice on what to do if your child has one of the six most common conditions that babies. children and young people present with to Urgent Care:

Abdominal Pain

Respiratory illnesses: Bronchiolitis, Croup, Asthma

Fever

Gastroenteritis

Head Injury

Sepsis

GPs in the borough have also have been issued with the St Helens 'Big 6' document which contains standardised clinically agreed and NICE-approved pathways of care based on a ‘Red’, ‘Amber’ and ‘Green’ presentation of symptoms with clear clinical instructions on how to manage the condition at each level.

This includes information on how to safely manage these conditions in primary/community care and when and how to escalate to alternative provision locally such as the Children’s Observation Unit (ChObs). GPs can also print and give the above leaflets to parents for future reference and for ongoing management of the conditions and symptoms at home.