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Parents and guardians are invited to attend a series of informal workshops at the One Shop in Colchester for advice on common illnesses in young children.

A health visitor from the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service and a community pharmacist will speak at the sessions on February 4, 11, and 18, from 11.15-12.15. The final session, held at the same time on February 25, will explore a different theme – starting solid foods. The events are aimed at parents or guardians of children 0-1 years old, and pre-school siblings are also welcome.

There will be the opportunity to share feedback on health and care services in Colchester and Tendring to inform the development of the NHS Long Term Plan for the area, plus North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group will be giving away free childhood illness handbooks.

The sessions are informal and attendees do not need to book ahead.

The topics are as follows:

February 4: Fever, temperature control and respiratory symptoms

February 11: Skin: rashes and skin care

February 18: Diarrhoea, vomiting and constipation

February 25: Starting solid foods

INFORMATION: To download the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group Childhood Illness Handbook, please go to: https://www.neessexccg.nhs.uk/childhood

The address for the One Shop is Unit 81, Culver Street East, CO1 1LF (next to Primark and opposite the St Helena Hospice shop).

NOTE TO EDITORS

The North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a group of organisations in the Colchester and Tendring area that are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. The Alliance, which includes local NHS, councils, voluntary and community organisations, covers a population of almost 330,000 people.

The North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance comprises:

 

The Alliance is also part of the wider North East Essex and Suffolk Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), which has been established to improve care and the quality of services, to support our workforce, and to review how public money is spent.

Media enquiries:

 

Please contact the Head of Communications and Public Involvement for the NEE H&W Alliance, Fay Quayle, on 01206 918 656 or email Fay.Quayle1@nhs.net.