A new health mobile application and website has been launched to help young people in Lewisham take greater personal control over their health from an early age; make healthier choices and get advice and information on health issues from a trusted source when they don’t know where to go.
NHS Go has been developed by Healthy London Partnership, a partnership between all 32 London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including NHS Lewisham CCG, and NHS England (London region).
Healthy London Partnership worked with young people from across London to find out what they needed to improve their access to relevant health information and advice. Young people have been involved every step of the way from creating the NHS Go, to testing it and working with us on the campaign to promote it make it easier for them to access relevant health information. NHS Go uses content from the NHS Choices website that has been adapted to suit a younger audience.
Martin Willkinson, Chief Officer at NHS Lewisham CCG and the Senior Responsible Officer for Children and Young People at Healthy London Partnership programme said: “NHS Go is the first mobile application of its kind in London and is dedicated to giving young Londoners online access to health information.
“Young people often lack basic knowledge of how to access healthcare services with many not knowing when or how to go about seeing a doctor. While young people will often want to discuss their health concerns with a professional they also told us they wanted a trusted and private way of accessing information about their health concerns. NHS go does just that.”
NHS Go is available on iOS and Android and can be downloaded via www.NHSGo.uk, Google Play or Apple store.