Health Advice

Little Orange Book

NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have created a little orange book with practical information about common childhood conditions. It helps parents and carers to recognise and respond to a range of common illnesses as well as pointing to the most appropriate service if you need further support. The new edition of the Little Orange Book provides up-to-date health advice and new sections including one on Covid-19. It covers everything from common minor ailments like teething, constipation and colds, through to more serious conditions like measles and meningitis. Click on this link to download a copy The Little Orange Book.

NHS 111

NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.