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Public Health

Scarlet fever and group A strep

f you think your child has scarlet fever, contact NHS 111 or your GP. Early treatment with antibiotics will reduce the risk of complications such as pneumonia or a bloodstream infection. If your child has scarlet fever, keep them at home until at least 24 hours after the start of antibiotic treatment to avoid spreading the infection to others.

Public Health

Sefton's Public Health team work to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities of local Sefton residents.

Health is not only about hospital services and general practice, it has a much wider definition that includes the environment, employment, housing and education all of which have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout the life course.

We ensure that health and wellbeing are at the heart of everything the council does and work with local GPs, dentists and hospitals to help them identify, prioritise, and address health needs.

Read our Public Health Annual Report 

Read our Ageing in Sefton Annual Report

Update on Scarlet fever and group A strep

Health Data - Privacy Notice

All Local Authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. Please see our Privacy Notice below:

Privacy Notice For Public Health Services V21 (pdf 162KB)

More information about how data is collected as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) can be found here:

NCMP Data Use (pdf 176KB)


Last Updated on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

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