Child Health

Wessex Healthier Together

A Wessex-wide resource, Wessex Healthier Together, has been developed for parents and healthcare staff which focus on advice and guidance for children aged under 5 years.

Apps for iPhones or androids are available.


Children and Families – Children's Services in Hampshire

Support for family life, schools and colleges, children and young people and Practitioners in Hampshire.


Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.

Website: NHS: Chickenpox


Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children.

Website: NHS: Head Lice

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital Child Health Services

Safeguarding Children and Young People.


Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.

Website: NHS: Fever in Children

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks.

Website: NHS: Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children.

Website: NHS: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS – Childhood Illness