To help the NHS, and to help schools maintain good attendance whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the school community, it is now more important than ever that families become familiar with the different illnesses and how to deal with them in the best way.
On the new South Yorkshire NHS website www.sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk families and young people will find advice about which 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what to do to keep an unwell child comfortable and how long symptoms should last, for a wide range of health conditions, including rashes, coughs, asthma, bronchiolitis, fever and many others.
Healthier Together was launched to provide families, children and young people across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw with consistent and high-quality advice from local health and care professionals.
The website will help families become aware of the common winter illnesses and as a result give them the necessary information to make the right decisions.
Healthier Together gives patients consistent, high-quality advice and puts their needs at the heart of the website.