When your child or baby is unwell it can be a really worrying time.
However, there are a range of materials now available to help you understand common illnesses and get expert advice when your children are ill. Check out the links below to download the latest information or get a dedicated app for your smartphone.
The little orange book – expert advice when your children are ill.
The little orange book is focused on acute illness in young children and helps parents and carers to recognise and then respond appropriately to a range of diseases, illness and conditions as well as signposting parents to the most appropriate service or clinician should they need further support. You can obtain a copy of The Little Orange Book from your GP practice or download it.
An NHS smartphone app to look after your child’s health
If you prefer to get information on your smartphone the NHS in the North East has developed an excellent new tool. The app gives easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses, recognising when your child is unwell, and advice on when and where to seek further treatment.