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Expert Child Health advice at your fingertips

Parents and carers across mid Essex can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help look after their children’s health.

Mid Essex CCG have designed an app to help parents and carers of children aged from birth to 11 years recognise when their child is unwell; offering handy advice on some of the most common childhood illnesses and where to seek further treatment, including information signposting to the relevant local services.

The app is available for download on smartphones and tablets from the Google Play Store and the Apple app store by searching ‘Mid Essex Child Health’.

You can also download the app by clicking the buttons below:


App store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mid-essex-child-health/id1447060404?mt=8

Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.senseinteractive.midessexchildhealth&hl=en_GB 

Conditions covered in the app include:

• Coughs, colds and flu

• Diarrhoea and vomiting

• Chicken pox and measles

• Earache and tonsillitis

• Wheezing and breathing difficulties including bronchiolitis and asthma

• Headlice, threadworms

• Bumps, bruises and accidents

Information on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles and advice on some more serious conditions like meningitis and sepsis are also covered. There’s also a handy section on when you should keep your child home from school.

All children in Essex in reception to year 6 are eligible to receive a flu vaccine through the national childhood flu programme.

The vaccination team have been coming in to school during the Autumn Term.  Full information and consent forms are sent out near the time.

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