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The NHS Healthy Start scheme 

The NHS Healthy Start scheme  The NHS Healthy Start scheme helps young families on low incomes to buy healthy food and milk.  You could be eligible for NHS Healthy Start if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have children under four and receive certain benefits.  Once on the scheme, you’ll receive a prepaid card, … Continued

My Voice Matters: Children’s Mental Health Week

My Voice Matters: Children’s Mental Health Week Today marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is ‘My Voice Matters’ and is about giving children and young people the tools they need to express themselves. Here’s how we can do it and why it’s so important. Declining Mental Health More and more … Continued

New Specialist Clinic for Children with Wheezes

New Specialist Clinic for Children with Wheezes We have recently started a new clinic for children and young people with wheezes. Our network Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner, Catherine Leonard, will have regular Tuesday morning appointments for patients at and the other 6 GP practices in Gosforth and Jesmond. Catherine is part of our Same Day … Continued

Scarlet Fever: When Should Your Worry?

Recently, there has been coverage in the news about increased cases of scarlet fever and ‘strep A’. Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children. Most cases are mild and can be easily treated with antibiotics. The Healthier Together website has produced some very useful information, including common symptoms with supporting images. … Continued

Healthier Together: Trusted NHS Advice for Parents and Caregivers

Healthier Together: Trusted NHS Advice Parents and Caregivers in the North East Healthier Together is an NHS website and smartphone app designed specifically for parents and caregivers in the North East and North Cumbria. The aim is to improve the health of babies, children and young people with advice, helpful resources and information directly from … Continued

Covid vaccinations can now be booked for all 5–11-year-olds

Covid vaccinations can now be booked for all 5–11-year-olds All five to eleven-year-olds are now eligible to receive a vaccination against covid-19. Appointments can be booked online or by calling 119. In February, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that the vaccine be offered to all children aged 5-11, expanding the eligibility from … Continued

Children’s Mental Health Week, 7th to 13th February 2022

Children’s Mental Health Week, 7th to 13th February 2022 This week is the annual Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK. Since 2015, the UK children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has run an annual awareness week to shine a light on the importance of looking after our mental wellbeing from an early age.   This year’s … Continued

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