Patient education videos to be offered to patients in Essex

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.

Essex Partnership University Trust, BBC story

If you are a patient or relative and are concerned about anything you may have read or heard about Essex Partnership University Trust today, the Trust has set up a special helpline for you. 

The number is 01268 739182. The CCG continues to work with EPUT to ensure patients receive quality care in a safe environment.

NHS partnership announces two additional events for public consultation

Two additional public discussion events have been announced by the NHS in mid and south Essex, as part of a consultation on proposed changes to some local services. A number of events have already been held across mid and south Essex and many people have booked places at the remaining events. Now two additional events have been arranged as follows:

Southend-on-Sea

6.30pm-8.30pm

Wednesday 7 March

Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

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