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.

NHS Mid Essex CCG have designed a free app to help parents and carers of children aged from birth to 11 years recognise when their child is unwell. The app offers handy advice on some of the most common childhood illnesses and where to find further treatment. It also includes information on 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:



The app covers many different childhood conditions including:

  • 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.

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