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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Notice of CCG closure

From 1 July 2022 please visit our new ICB website

On 1 July 2022, the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent closed down and the functions of the CCGs transferred to a new NHS organisation, known as an integrated care board. The new organisation is responsible for NHS spend and the day-to-day running of the NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Therefore, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group no longer exists and the responsibilities of the CCG, along with the other CCGs in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, have transferred to the new NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB).

These changes have taken place under the new Health and Care Act 2022, which amongst other things aims to tackle health inequalities and create safer, more joined-up services that will put the health and care system on a more sustainable footing. There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as part of these changes.

From 1 July 2022 if you visit this website, you will be re-directed to the new ICB website.

Childhood Wellbeing

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Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill. Most issues your child will experience are part of growing up and are often helped by talking to your Midwife, Health Visitor or local Pharmacist. 

The Big 6

'The Big 6' refers to the six most common conditions/symptoms that can cause children and young people to present for emergency and urgent care. They are listed below with links to information and advice sheets for parents. You can expect to receive this information if you take your child to your GP with these symptoms. If you have any concerns, contact your GP.

Guide to common childhood illnesses

Visit to understand what you can do at home, or where you need to go to get assistance and advice. Trust your instincts, you know your child better than anyone else. If you are worried, get further advice. The website also contains general welfare information which will help you keep you and your child safe and healthy.

There are also a number of guides available on NHS Choices that you may find useful:

Childhood illness visual guide
Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Looking after 1-5 year olds
Watch videos about looking after your young child. Experts discuss potty training, bedwetting, childhood illness and preventing accidents at home, and parents talk about their experiences of toddler tantrums and immunisation.

Birth-to-five development timeline
An interactive guide to child development from birth to five years old, including videos and advice to help parents along the way.

Childhood health assessment
Childhood is a great time to start eating healthily and keeping active. Establishing healthy habits early on can help to improve your child's quality of life in the future. Find out how much you know about raising a healthy 1-5 year old, with this short quiz.