Free NHS app helps you care for your sick child

Are you caring for a poorly child and don’t know who to turn to for advice? The HANDi App, developed for the NHS by a team of paediatric experts, provides support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses. These include diarrhoea and vomiting, high temperature, abdominal pain, chest problems such as wheezing and asthma, and common problems experienced by newborn babies.


As well as providing up-to-date NHS advice on common childhood conditions and how to treat them, the HANDi App has a quick and easy-to-use child symptom checker. 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 most common childhood illnesses has a Home Care Plan to help you provide the best support for your child.

Download the HANDi App today