Staying Healthy with NHS Choices
Are you worried about your health? The NHS Choices website is a huge online resource which allows you to research you condition; make healthy living choices; find out about other services; book appointments online; order repeat prescriptions and find advice & support.
Community Connected is offering free training in how to use this website every second Thursday at
Piper Hall from 2nd October - 27th November from 3 - 5pm.
Whether you are concerned about your own health, a member of your family or another relative you care for – there is a wealth of accurate and up-to-date information online.
NHS Choices is the gateway to the entire health service – it is a comprehensive guide from choosing a GP to when to get your children vaccinated. There are forums you can join and advisors you can talk to.
Take a look at the Health Encyclopaedia
The NHS choices site is huge. So why not start by having a look at ways to manage your own condition or looking up some information if you have a friend or a relative who is not feeling well. You can search for any illness and you can also search for symptoms using an interactive body.
Everyone wants reassurance when they feel a bit under the weather and so learning how to use the symptom checker now is useful.... even if you are feeling fine.
Common Health Questions
This is a good place to find answers to most of the commonly asked health questions from what vaccinations you’ll need when you go abroad to where you can find help to stop smoking.
Find services near you
Of course there is no substitute for going to see a health professional, and the service search on NHS Choices is a great way to find your nearest dentist or doctor. You can search just on practices that are accepting new patients, and you can event see how others have rated them.
- All information presented in a variety of media from videos to online tools and apps, and delivered in a wide range of languages.
There's an app for that
NHS - http://apps.nhs.uk/
Contains a collection of apps to help you manage your health and welbeing across a range of areas such as Dementia, Healthy Living and general Medial Advice. All apps have been reviewed by the NHS to ensure they are clinically safe and can then be rated by users and the health care community.
Patient View - http://myhealthapps.net/
This app library is administered by Patient View although all apps are suggested for the site by members of the public, patients and carers. The listings provide a quick and easy way to find trusted apps from around the world that can make a difference to your health or help you support someone you care for.
Information from LASA - Connecting Care - Technology advice for social care providers