There’s been a large drop in the number of babies and children being taken to emergency departments and paediatric assessment units in the UK since mid-April, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal.
As a result doctors are worried parents may not be getting help early enough when their little ones are unwell.
New traffic light information has been published to help remove some of the confusion for new parents. It’s been written by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Institute of Health Visiting.
Consultant paediatrician Dr Yiannis Ioannou goes through the advice and explains what action you should take if you suspect your baby or child is unwell.