A number of NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs)* , in partnership with Essex County Council, is offering local residents free access to ‘The Sound Doctor’ - a library of patient education videos to support those with long term health conditions such as diabetes and dementia to live their lives to the full.
To access the videos, residents need to visit www.livewellcampaign.co.uk/sounddr. The website is run by local authority partners and also contains wider advice/information to improve health and wellbeing.
The content of Sound Doctor videos has been co-produced with clinical experts in their field and disease specific charities, e.g. Alzheimer’s Society, British Lung Foundation, & British Heart Foundation. All the material adheres to NICE guidelines. The Sound Doctor was developed by Dominic Arkwright and Rosie Runciman - both previously worked at BBC for over 20 years.
The films are free for the patients & their families to access and have been successfully used as part of individual patient care planning as well as being accessed through wider communications.