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The NHS Choices Health A-Z is a helpful symptom checking tool which describes some of the most common childhood illnesses and their symptoms. Just use the alphabetical index to browse for information.

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Childhood is a great time to start eating healthily and keeping active. Establishing healthy habits early on can help to improve your child's quality of life in the future. Find out how much you know about raising a healthy 1-5 year old, with this short quiz.

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Find a Pharmacy

Your local pharmacist can provide a full range of advice and treatment for children's minor ailments including coughs and colds, head lice, conjunctivitis, hayfever and diarrhoea amongst lots of other issues. Find your nearest Pharmacy and its opening times here.

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Your local GP practice is home to a team of highly skilled health professionals, including doctors, nurses, advanced nurse practitioners and health care assistants. They are on hand from 8am until 6.30pm to help care for your children whether it's a suspected infection, a persistent cough or sore throat that won't go away or a rash that you want checking out. Find your nearest GP practice and its opening times by clicking here.

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Child Health NHS Choices Toolkit

Learning about child health can be daunting, but NHS Choices have pulled together a variety of resources including interactive tools, apps and podcasts all in one place to help parents find the right information. Whether you want to know about child vaccinations, or to check your child's development milestones.

Maybe you would like to find out some facts and figures on healthy eating for your child or would like to check out a visual guide to some of the most common childhood conditions. You can find all this and lots more helpful information here.

Oldham Family Information Service

The family information service offers information, support and guidance for families on things like benefits, childcare, support services and early years.

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Oldham Local Offer

The Local Offer is an online resource that details services, support and guidance available to families of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). From education, health and care plans to transport and mobility there's a full directory of services to help you find the information you need.

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Download the FREE Oldham Child Illness app

For quick, accurate advice that you can trust, download the Oldham Child Illness App from the App Store or Google Play today. The free app is designed for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years and is packed full of information and tips.The useful app offers easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses, recognising when your child is unwell, and advice on when and where to seek further treatment.

Other NHS Services

For an overview of the most common services provided by the NHS in England, such as emergency and urgent care, general practitioners (GPs) or dental services. Explore each service and find out what you should expect from the NHS, how to access particular services, and the costs involved (if any).