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Audio website to help with long-term conditions

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An audio website has been launched by to help people with long-term conditions.

The Sound Doctor, launched this week, features more than 60 medical specialists speaking about various long-term health conditions. Patients can access expert information and advice on a range of illnesses including: cardiovascular disease, coronary obstructive pulmonary disease, weight management, cholesterol and hypertension, quitting smoking and recovering from a fall. For those without internet access the information is available on CD on request.

NHS Barking and Dagenham Director of Health Improvement, Matthew Cole, said: “The Sound Doctor lets patients get expert answers to many of the questions they might have about their condition from the comfort of their own home. The service is designed to enhance the superb one-on-one treatment already offered by our specialists and we really hope that local people make full use of the website and CDs we’ve made available.”

Campaign Co-ordinator, Sam Woodhouse, said: “We are delighted with the look and manageability of the site. This is a really comprehensive and groundbreaking way of delivering information and so far the feedback has been excellent. We are very pleased to be at the forefront of using digital platforms to give people effective health information in a flexible way.”

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