Children's Health


HANDi App for Advice on Child Illnesses

The HANDi App aims to provide advice and support to parents and carers when your child is unwell.

It offers simple and straightforward advice, for the following conditions:

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting 
  • High temperature
  • 'Chesty baby' illnesses, such as bronchiolitis, asthma and croup
  • 'Chesty child' illnesses such as wheezing and Asthma
  • Abdominal pain
  • Common newborn problems

The app takes you through a series of questions about the symptoms your child is experiencing and then advises on the best course of action, whether that’s to treat at home, to make a GP appointment, or to head to A&E. 

Each of the illnesses has a home care plan to help you provide the best support for your child, and give you confidence in caring for them when they are unwell.

To download the HANDi App go to either Google Play or the Apple App store and search for 'HANDi App'.

Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats in Children

Who is this booklet for?

When Should I Worry Booklet - Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats in Children

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.

This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems. You should not rely on the advice in this leaflet for children who are less than 6 months old. Babies younger than this can respond differently to infections.

Download the booklet here.