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Professions join forces for worried new parents

11 January 2021

Paediatricians, health visitors and GPs have collaborated to produce guidance for parents worried about their new baby.

A ‘fridge poster’ signposts when parents and carers should seek help for babies aged three months and under – colour-coding the signs and actions red, amber and green.

Organisations involved include the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

‘We want to let parents know what should or shouldn’t be of concern with regard to their baby’s health, and to put their minds at rest that the NHS is here for them if their baby is unwell’

Paediatricians had reported that a small number of children may have become seriously ill because of delays in accessing health services.  

BAPM president Dr Helen Mactier said: ‘We want to let parents know what should or shouldn’t be of concern with regard to their baby’s health, and to put their minds at rest that the NHS is here for them if their baby is unwell.’

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