HANDI APP FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH ADVICE
NHS NEW Devon CCG and its acute trust partners have this week launched a desktop and mobile app that gives parents in Devon up to date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them. The app has been designed as a way to reduce the number of children and young people who visit A&E but need no treatment. It has been developed by paediatric consultants and will give parents access to home care plans, as well as GP and hospital clinical guidelines, for the most common childhood health care concerns. The app contains information about when and how to ask for help, along with what to expect when your child is being assessed.
The conditions covered are:
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- ‘Chesty baby’ illnesses, such as bronchiolitis, asthma and croup
- ‘Chesty child’ illnesses, such as wheezing and asthma
- High temperature
- Abdominal pain
- Common newborn problems
The HANDi app – is now available to download for free onto computer desktops and Android devices. In the next week or so it will also be available on Apple iPhones and iPads.
To download the app for Android devices search “HANDiPaediatric” on google play
To download for Apple devices search “HANDiPaediatriic” on the App Store
EASTER OPENING HOURS
The surgery will be closed on Friday 25th March and Monday 28th March for the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. Please ensure you order your medication in good time to ensure you have enough medication to cover for the short break.
GOODBYE AND HELLO
We would like to say welcome to Anna Walker our new practice nurse who has joined the team and currently works alongside of Jane.
However we are sad to announce Jane is leaving the practice after 15 years with us. She is going on to pastures new where we wish her the very best of luck and we will certainly miss her.
The final change is Wendy our Healthcare Assistant is leaving also. She has decided to take a career change. Again she shall be missed and we wish her luck in her new role.
Winter 2015 Newsletter to download