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Patients arrive at the right destination using the Sat Nav to health services
Posted on 11 Dec 2013
People across south Warwickshire will now have directions to nearby health services at their fingertips thanks to a new ‘Sat Nav to health services.’
The new mobile application has been launched by NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group, in partnership with local health organisations, to encourage people to ‘choose well’ and make the right choices about the local health services they need.
The ‘Health Sat Nav’ uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to signpost patients to nearby services including GP surgeries, pharmacies and walk-in centres, as well as the new NHS 111 phone number and informing people where they can have the NHS flu jab. It also describes which conditions need to be seen by which services to help people make better decisions about where to go for appropriate treatment.
Dr David Spraggett, Chair of NHS South Warwickshire CCG, said: “The Health Sat Nav is a fantastic new way for people to choose the right health service. Nowadays, people want instant information at their fingertips and this app provides that. It’s free, easy to use and very useful. It shows people what services are around them and describes which services are appropriate for a range of conditions.
“We hope that lots of people take advantage of this free app and that it helps them choose well over the winter and into the future.”
The mobile app is part of the Feel Well, Choose Well campaign and is available for Apple and Android devices. The app also contains contact details and opening times of various health services and can be downloaded via iTunes and Google Play.