It is not always easy to identify what is wrong when your child is ill. The NHS is here to help with various self help guides and online Common health questions - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
If you are worried or unsure about any symptoms please call your GP or NHS 111 (free call) for advice. In an emergency dial 999. (For a BSL interpreter, see NHS 111 - SignVideo)
Apps for health
- Student Health App on the App Store (apple.com)
- Chat Health is a confidential text messaging service which allows students aged 11-19 to contact healthcare professionals for advice.
The service is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays).
For more information visit ChatHealth
- The Handi app has been developed by the paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital to provide expert support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses.
- Healthier Together Launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this website offers a huge range of advice and support for parents and young people. With topics tackling issues from pregnancy through to adolescents.