Health Help Now is a new digital app to help residents and patients find the right NHS service when they need treatment in a hurry, organise and keep track of appointments and provide advice on conditions. It is the only health app you will ever need:
1.Helping you to the right service:
Did you know that 40% of visitors to A&E leave without treatments and we want to help people to avoid unnecessary queues and get them to the right place for treatment faster. Many of the visits that are made to local emergency departments are for conditions that could be easily treated at home or by a pharmacist.
2.Keeping all your appointments in one place:
You can access GP online, through the app to book and change GP appointments, as well as services to book and change hospital appointments, putting you in control of your care.
Health Help Now will also link you to symptom checkers and NHS approved health apps to help support you to have a healthier lifestyle and support patients with long-term conditions.
Knowing where to get advice on how to treat health conditions can be confusing, but now the easy-to- Health Help Now has been developed to do just that.
Health Help Now, which works on smartphones and tablets, list common symptoms – such as breathing problems, injury, and sickness – and offers suggestions for treatment for them based on five different age groups: baby, child, teenager, adult and older adult.
It lists the most suitable option for most people first, with other suggestions following in order. It shows the nearest services, indicates whether services are open or closed and provides a map of their location.
App: search ‘Health Help Now’ on the App Store or Google Pay.
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For urgent health advice 24 hour a day, or if you don’t have internet access, phone 111