NHS Choices

NHS Choices2016-12-04T23:00:57+00:00

NHS Choices 

INFORMATICS, MEDSPEAKUK

The UK National Health Service’s (NHS’s) largest health website (www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx)

NHS Choices provides comprehensive reliable health and social care information on:

• Lifestyle decisions vis-à-vis smoking, drinking and exercise

• Hundreds of thousands of entries in over 50 directories to find and choose health services in England

• 20,000 regularly updated articles and reports on a full range of medical topics

• Hundreds of video clips, interactive tools and listings that allow the user to compare services, such as hospitals, GPs or dentists, and allow a UK-bsed health care consumer to create his/her own private account with personalised content directly on the NHSChoices home page. 

NHS Choices information sources

• NHS Evidence, formerly the National Library for Health

• Information Centre for Health and Social Care

• Care Quality Commission

• Other health and social care organisations

Integration of NHS Direct Online in 2008, turned NHSChoices into a “one-stop shop” for public consumption of health information in England.

An automated translation system allows most content to be displayed in more than 50 languages.

References www.nhs.uk/aboutNHSChoices/aboutnhschoices/Aboutus/Pages/improved-homepage.aspx

www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications  

 

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