Don't let bugs play on your mind.

If your child is unwell, use the HANDi App to check their symptoms and get instant, NHS-approved medical advice.

Developed and approved by Paediatric Consultants, the HANDi App provides expert advice on how best to manage the most common childhood illnesses, including:

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

  • High temperature

  • ‘Chesty baby’ illnesses, such as bronchiolitis, asthma and croup

  • ‘Chesty child’ illnesses such as wheezing and asthma

  • Abdominal pain

  • Common newborn problems. 

The app is free, and can be downloaded to any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

Why use HANDi?

HANDi is designed to help you know what to do when your child is unwell - whether that's looking after them at home, taking them to see a GP, using the NHS 111 service, or visiting an urgent care service.

If your child is unwell, HANDi will ask you questions about your child's condition to help you decide the best course of action - and with all the advice on HANDi developed and approved by local NHS paediatricians and other healthcare professionals, you can rest assured that you're getting the best possible advice.

Watch the video below for more information from our Clinical Lead for Children and Young People, Dr. Louise Bramble - who explains why we've developed HANDi, and how it can help you.

Sam's Story

Sam is a Mum of one who used HANDi when her son, Harry, was unwell. You can watch her story below - and find out how HANDi can help you.