Common Childhood Illnesses

Every parent or carer wants to know how to do what is best for their child and give them the best start in life.

Berkshire Child Health App

The NHS Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group have commissioned a Berkshire Child Health app, available on Apple and Android. The app 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.

A version of the app can be download as a booklet.

Child's development

Visit the Berkshire NHS Healthcare Children, Young people and Families (CYPF) service website for information and advice on children's development, health and wellbeing and services provided by CYPF.

The Berkshire School Aged Immunisation Team

Our school-based immunisation programme includes:

  • National Flu programme
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio booster (Td/IPV) and Meningitis ACWY booster injections
  • MMR targeted catch up programme

These programmes are mainly delivered in schools but may be delivered in community clinics or homes for children who are unable to access school-based provisions.

For further information see the Berkshire School Aged Immunisation Team poster (PDF)

School nurse service in Berkshire

School Nursing team in Berkshire Healthcare is here to support the health and well being of school-aged children and young people who attend state-maintained schools, free schools and academy schools in Bracknell, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire as well as those who are home-educated.

If you wish to discuss a health concern of a school aged child/young person please call us on: 0118 931 2111 select ‘Option 4’ 

The line is available from 9am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Further advice and support on the health and development of children and young people can be found by accessing Berkshire NHS Healthcare School Nursing webpage.

Read the school nursing blog

Watch a video from the school nursing team

A message from your school nursing team from MarComms on Vimeo.

A to Z of health information

Go to the NHS UK website for health information, A to Z of medicines, NHS apps and to find NHS services near you.


  1. School Aged Immunisation Team (PDF)

External Links

  1. Online version of common childhood illnesses lealfet


Page last reviewed: 21/08/2023

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