Dr Mair Parry
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School sickness advice 'out of context'

A doctors' organisation has backed calls to withdraw a controversial leaflet advising parents when to keep sick children home from school.

The booklet handed out in parts of south Wales says pupils should not miss lessons for illnesses such as glandular fever, tonsillitis or conjunctivitis.

The advice was said to have caused "confusion and anger" among parents.

Dr Mair Parry of the Royal College of Paediatricians in Wales said the information had been "taken out of context" and should be dropped.

  • 21 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales