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Child health app offers health advice at your fingertips

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Child health app offers health advice at your fingertips

Posted on Friday 15th December 2017
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A handy NHS app for mobile phones allows parents and carers to access advice and information to help look after their children’s health.

The free app is designed for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years and is available for download on mobile phones on Google Play or Apple’s App Store under ‘NHS child health’.

This useful app offers easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses, recognising when your child is unwell, and advice on when and where to seek further treatment.

NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group has been working with the community to share this information with networks of young parents and professionals who may find it helpful.

NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s Clinical Lead for Children Dr Amanda Boardman said:

"The app is a fantastic tool which provides easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses. It helps you to recognise when your child is unwell offering handy advice and where to seek further treatment, including information pointing to the relevant local services.

“It covers common childhood illnesses and injuries – this will be an essential app to have at your fingertips for immediate advice when you need it most.

“Feedback from our recent co-production meetings was very positive and the community representatives working with us are keen to promote the app far and wide through channels all across Cumbria.”


It was developed by paediatric staff working across the North East and Cumbria region, in response to research that parent groups lack confidence to recognise common childhood illness.  The app was then developed with communities and target parent groups.

The app is also available as a 115-page booklet which is available at: www.necsu.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/NHS-LAYCH-ONLINE.compressed-1.pdf| and it contains everything from oral health, upset tummies and diarrhoea to advice on bumps and bruises.

For general information on staying well this winter visit:
www.northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/winter|

Posted on Friday 15th December 2017

 

 
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