We hope that this page will provide you with useful information about some common childhood illnesses. All of the leaflets below have been carefully chosen as a reliable source of information, but we cannot be held responsible for the content of this information. If in doubt, please see your General Practitioner (family doctor).
The school nurse is Jane Cox and she is based at Westcotes Medical Practice. You can telephone her on 0116 295 3176 or 3177 if there's anything you wish to discuss; and she will see you and/or your child in school if she thinks this is appropriate.
Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust has an excellent website which is aimed at children aged 4 to 11; but can also be very useful for parents and staff to use with children. You can find it by going to www.healthforkids.co.uk
How long should my child stay off school? If you can't see the answer here, please call school and ask.
As a general rule, use the following guidelines.
|Vomitting & diarrhoea||At least 48 hours after the last episode|
|Chicken pox||Wait until all the blisters have dried and scabbed over|
Wait until the sores have all dried and healed
|Threadworms||No time off required|