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Berkshire West Children’s Health App

The Berkshire Child Health app, available on Apple and Android, was commissioned by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

It gives tips on how to manage common ailments, such as coughs, sore throats and teething and advice on when and where to seek help from a healthcare professional and, through the power of their phone or tablet, is available 24/7.

A version of the app has also been made into a booklet and printed - you can download it here.  

This service directory gives a description of each Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) service, how to get help, who to contact and service location details where relevant. Please remember that for many of these services you will need to be referred for treatment, usually by your GP.

The safety and welfare of children is of paramount importance to us and we work diligently to ensure that all of the services we commission ensure high quality, safe and effective care.

Please visit our Safeguarding page for more information, to view our policy and find contact telephone numbers.

The Family Information Service is a statutory service delivered by local authorities, providing free individually tailored information, advice and guidance on any family matter. The service is available to any family member taking care of children or young people aged 0-19 years of age inclusive (up to 25 years for children and young people with special needs) as well as professionals working with families.

The links to the Berkshire West Family Information Services are available below:

Local Authorities are required by law to provide information about local services for children and young people, from birth to age 25, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

This provision of information is known as the ‘Local Offer’ which stems from the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) reforms. Local Authorities also publish information about services available outside its geographical area, which can also be used.

Further information is available here.

If you need medical help and are unsure what to do, call NHS 111 for help and advice. They are available 24 hours a day.