Patient education group, The Sound Doctor, has announced a partnership with Essex County Council and Essex Clinical Commissioning Group to launch a new initiative focused on engaging individuals in keeping healthy.
Through the Live Well Campaign, The Sound Doctor will offer patient education videos to engage families and individuals. The videos are intended to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals by providing high quality information and solutions. The campaign is aimed at setting an agenda to help people live healthily to help improve both the lives of people within the county and also reduce the strain on the NHS.
The Sound Doctor is making hundreds of bite-size educational videos available for the campaign. Between three to five minutes in length, the videos provide accessible information for people who are interested in maintaining their health and wellbeing.
The videos feature clinical experts and cover a variety of topics including diabetes, back pain, heart failure, dementia and weight management surgery.
Rosie Runciman, co-founder of The Sound Doctor, said: “We are thrilled to be working with local authorities across Essex through partnering with Essex County Council and Essex CCG. From our perspective, the Live Well project demonstrates how we can make health information both engaging and accessible and we look forward to implementing this formula in our work with other CCGs”.
Dr Kashif Siddiqui, local GP and chair for NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “Whether you have a long-term condition or caring for someone that does, it’s important to feel in control and confident.”
He continued: “The Sound Doctor is a tool that offers high-quality information, giving you the confidence to manage your own health allowing you to continue your day-to-day life as much as possible. The Sound Doctor videos are full of information that people often forget to ask during a GP appointment, it is available 24/7 and you can also hear from other patients who are facing the same conditions.”