New health app to ease A&E pressure
Programme will be able to give treatment advice
A NEW health app has been launched in Bucks to help people who are feeling under the weather understand where to go for treatment.
Health Help Now is a free service for people in Bucks who can download it to their phone, laptop or tablet so they can get NHS advice about the best place to go for their health concerns.
People can use Health Help Now to check their symptoms and find the A LOCAL museum is hoping appearances on national radio will help its campaign to rebuild its world famous music studios. The Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont Giles,
St nearest place they can go for treatment. All pharmacies, dentists and GP surgeries in Bucks are listed, as well as A&E details and the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit.
The app breaks down symptoms according to age groups including baby, child, teenager, adult and older adult.
The app has been developed by NHS Chiltern and NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Dr Rebecca MallardSmith, Chiltern CCG clinical commissioning director for urgent care launched a crowdfunding campaign in March to rebuild Jackson Studios, which the Bucks Advertiser reported on.
They hope to raise said: “We hope Health Help Now will save a lot of people a wasted trip to accident and emergency and help them get the right treatment in the right place more quickly. This should also help ease the pressure for our colleagues working in A&E.”
Aylesbury Vale CCG executive clinical lead for unscheduled care Dr Kevin Suddes said: “Most people know that going to accident and emergency isn’t the right place for the vast majority of their health complaints, but are confused about what the £7,000 to help pay for the reconstruction of the studios where Motorhead and Elton John recorded albums. Museum director, Sue Shave, said: “We have right places are to go to and get help. Health Help Now will be able to point them in the right direction and help them understand a bit more about their treatment options.”
The information has been developed with the input of clinicians. After clicking on an age group, symptoms and location, people are given options for treatment with the most suitable listed first.
The web app is available via www.healthhelpnownhs.net and can be saved to your phone, tablet or computer. had a fantastic response from the music press about this with interview requests coming in thick and fast from radio and magazines.”