9 November 2022
A new NHS tool that gives consistent, accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice for parents
Created by local experts in child health, Healthier Together is a new NHS website in south west London which provides pregnant people, parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years with information on common childhood illnesses. The website also includes advice on what to do and signposts to where to seek appropriate care, including information on local services.
The website has been designed to help reduce unnecessary attendances of young children to A&E and relieve pressures, particularly over winter. The promotion of the Healthier Together website aligns with our current pharmacy campaign, where we are aiming to reduce attendances of minor illnesses to A&E.
We recognise that GP practices across south west London are a key point of contact for pregnant people, people with young children and young people. GP practices can therefore signpost parents and carers to the Healthier Together website, as well as proactively promote it on their own website and other patient communication channels.
Worried about your child’s health?
Created by local experts in child health, Healthier Together is a brand new website which provides information on common childhood health concerns such as fever and breathing problems.
On the website you will find information about a range of health concerns, all of which have been created by child health specialists, GPs and clinicians in south west London.
The handy traffic light system allows you to check symptoms and advises you on whether you should seek further medical help. If extra help is needed, the tool will save you time by pointing you towards the most appropriate service to get the best care for your child.
Healthier Together is designed to support pregnant women and parents and carers of children in south west London. Young people can also use the website to find information on topics such as mental and sexual health.
“It’s like a mini doctor for you at home, that’s how it is, that’s how I see it. It gives all information, what should I do, in what cases I need to go to hospital or how I can treat my baby at home.” – Parent and user of Healthier Together