This page is designed to provide links to health information as well as to access services available to you on the NHS for which you can self-refer without needing to see your GP first. Follow the links to the various websites.
NHS Choices Provides a wealth of information from the NHS on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
Our local Health Visitors support families with a new baby or child under the age of 5 years old. Their website has useful links to other services and advice for families with young children. They are based at Trenchwood Medical Centre, tel: 01732 357106
Kent Safeguarding Children
You may be concerned about a child or young person, you may or may not know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and even emotional abuse. Don't assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child's life. If you are worried, report it now. Call the reporting line on 03000 411111 or visit the website.
Health Living and Lifestyle Advice
Surestart Children's Centre is part of a nationwide programme of services for 0-5 year olds and their families. Our aim is to offer information, advice and support to parents, as well as integrated childcare and early learning, health services, family support and parental outreach. The Tonbridge Children's Centre! Lots of fun activities for you and your children to play, learn and have fun together
Change4Life Modern life can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to. Nine out of 10 of kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies to Change4Life offers tips and advice towards eating well, moving more - and living longer.
Bedwetting and Continence
ERIC provides expert support, information and understanding to children and teenagers and enable parents, carers and professionals to help them establish good bowel and bladder health.
As well as the NHS Choices website there is information on Minor Illnesses, Family Health, Long Term Conditions etc under Further Information on the right hand side of this page.
Health Help Now - Kent For information on medical symptoms and advice (as well as local services but currently only for North & East Kent and Medway)