Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Community patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

How to look after your child's gastrostomy at home - button

Description
This leaflet gives instructions on how to look after your child's button gastrostomy at home.

How to look after your child's gastrostomy at home - PEG

Description
This leaflet gives instructions on how to look after your child's PEG gastrostomy at home.

Keep your language alive

Description
A guide to every day language development for bilingual children.

Occupational therapy pre-school age resource pack

Description
This pack provides ideas on how to address the most common difficulties that we receive referrals for, and explains our referral criteria.

Occupational therapy school age resource pack

Description
Designed by the community occupational therapy team, this pack offers advice to teachers and parents on managing children's difficulties at school.

Read and rhyme anytime

Description
A guide to language development in children using reading and rhyming.

School nursing service - reception

Description
This leaflet gives advice on how the School nursing service can help with reception class and in-year transfers.

School nursing Year 7

Description
This leaflet is for parents/careres to explain about the school nursing service offered to Year 7 students

Supporting early communication skills

Description
This leaflet explains more about early communication development and suggests ways in which you can help your child's communication skills to develop.

Supporting early language and speech development

Description
This leaflet explains more about early language development and suggests ways in which you can help your child's language skills to develop.
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More patient information leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.