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NHS Health Advice App

 

We have been asked to share this with our parents - a handy app on your phone or tablet to access health advice if required.

Please see the document on our letters page too.

Free health advice for children this winter

Healthcare professionals in B&NES are advising anyone who looks after or works with young children to download the free paediatric HANDiApp before the onset of winter so that they can quickly access health advice wherever and whenever they need to.

HANDiApp contains expert information compiled by paediatric consultants at The Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath NHS Foundation Trust about the most common childhood illnesses; diarrhoea and vomiting, high temperature, chestiness, newborn problems and stomach pain.

The app was launched in B&NES in March 2017 in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Wiltshire CCG.  In its first month, it was downloaded 4,000 times.

“As new school terms start and the weather gets cooler, we’ll start to see the usual winter bugs emerging. HANDiApp can help parents, carers and health professional’s access trustworthy and reassuring advice quickly if a child becomes unwell and they aren’t sure of the best course of action,” say the group.

The app takes users through a set of questions about a child’s symptoms, offering advice according to their severity. If appropriate, the user is told to seek medical assistance immediately, and for less severe conditions, there are links to home care plans.

Sarah Pritchard
Communications Manager, NHS Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group