In Surrey the number of children visiting A and E is above average. In response to this, the local NHS clinical commissioning groups and paediatric staff have developed a leaflet for parents to help signpost them to the most appropriate service for their child.
The leaflet aims to support parents in their decision-making by giving advice based on a red, amber and green system. This is to ensure that children who don't need urgent care are diverted to other services or treated at home and those who do need urgent care access it quickly and appropriately.
NHS minor incidents leaflet for parents and carers