Archives: Patient Information Leaflets

Health assessment – Information for foster carers and residential placement staff

Date: 19/10/2021 | Category:

Information for foster carers and residential placement staff. What is a Health Assessment? It is really important that the child you are caring for is seen for their health assessment. […]

Guidance for parents regarding the COVID-19 vaccination programme for 12-15 year olds

Date: 15/10/2021 | Category:

The following guidance for parents provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination programme for 12-15 year old children. How do I contact the school nurse […]

Fine motor play

Date: 16/08/2021 | Category:

What is fine motor play? Fine motor play involves activities that require the use of smaller muscles of the hands. For example, playing with finger paints and construction with bricks. […]

How to tie shoe laces using the bunny ears method

Date: 12/08/2021 | Category:

Follow our visual guide on how to tie shoe laces using the ‘bunny ears’ method. You can also download a copy of this guide by following the link on the […]

Symptomatic hypermobility

Date: 11/08/2021 | Category:

Your child may have more movement in their joints than normal. They have very flexible joints and softer ligaments. A hypermobile child may take longer to crawl, walk and run, […]

In-toeing

Date: 11/08/2021 | Category:

What is in-toeing? Some children’s feet turn inwards when they stand and walk. It’s known as in-toeing or ‘pigeon toed’ and is very common in young children. It’s one of […]

Flexible flat feet

Date: 11/08/2021 | Category:

What are flexible flat feet? Most feet have an arch on the inside of the foot. Some children have flexible flat feet, also known as fallen arches or pes planus. […]

Curly toes

Date: 11/08/2021 | Category:

What are curly toes? They’re when the third, fourth and fifth toe curl under on one or both feet because the tendons are too tight. Curly toes are quite common […]

Bow legs and knock knees

Date: 11/08/2021 | Category:

What are bow legs? This happens when there’s a gap between your child’s knees and ankles when they stand with their feet together. It’s normal in children aged under 2 […]

How to help a child tie their shoelaces

Date: 11/08/2021 | Category:

Some children may struggle when they learn how to tie their own shoelaces. We have put together a series of tips, activities and strategies which may help. Activities and tips […]