Health information for the public


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Presentation by David Brunt,NHS Derbyshire County, on sources of information on the Internet of value to patients and the public

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Health information for the public

  1. 1. Health information for the public David Brunt Knowledge Systems Manager NHS Derbyshire County [email_address]
  2. 2. What are we looking at? <ul><li>Sources of good quality information </li></ul><ul><li>Information aimed at patients and the general public </li></ul><ul><li>Some sources of clinical information </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting information – statistics, health needs </li></ul>
  3. 3. NHS Choices <ul><li>To find a local GP, dentist, hospital, pharmacist, optician </li></ul><ul><li>A-Z health conditions </li></ul><ul><li>About the NHS </li></ul><ul><li>See what the doctor sees (Map of Medicine) </li></ul><ul><li>Information for carers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Patient info <ul><li>Search the ‘information leaflets’ section. Useful summaries and support group details. Information in other languages </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dr Foster <ul><li>This website enables the general public to search nationally and locally for performance information on a: </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Birth unit </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>Breast cancer clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Infertility clinic </li></ul>
  6. 6. Local health services <ul><li>NHS Sheffield homepage: </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Derbyshire: </li></ul>
  7. 7. Locality information <ul><li>Locality health profiles, health atlases, public health reports, local statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield Health Data & Reports: </li></ul><ul><li>Derbyshire Health Observatory: </li></ul><ul><li>Locality profiles across England - APHO: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Neighbourhood statistics / <ul><li>Detailed statistics within specific geographic areas, for example in neighbourhood regeneration . </li></ul><ul><li>Allows comparisons with other localities and regionally </li></ul>
  9. 9. Clinical information H ierarchies of evidence
  10. 10. NHS Evidence Health Information Resources <ul><li>(formerly National Library for Health) </li></ul><ul><li>NHS collection of good quality medical evidence (NHS Athens account is required for some full text resources) </li></ul>
  11. 11. TRIP <ul><li>“ Turning Research Into Practice” </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines, systematic reviews, controlled trials, articles from selected journals, patient leaflets and medical images </li></ul>
  12. 12. Map of Medicine <ul><li>Shows care pathways – the patient’s journey through the system </li></ul><ul><li>Links to the evidence at each stage </li></ul>
  13. 13. Health statistics online <ul><li>National statistics online </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The NHS Information Centre </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Additional statistics on the work of health and social care services </li></ul>
  14. 14. Charities and support organisations <ul><li>Too numerous to list but, for example: </li></ul><ul><li>British Heart Foundation </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health/MIND </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>RNIB </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield Help Yourself: </li></ul>
  15. 15. Website accreditation <ul><li>Health on the Net Foundation: </li></ul><ul><li>the HON code (accreditation of health websites); search facility for accredited websites; accredited websites by selected topics: </li></ul><ul><li>The Information Standard (Department of Health): </li></ul>
  16. 16. To try? <ul><li>Patient information: NHS Choices or </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical information: TRIP or Map of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Locality information: NHS Sheffield and Derbyshire Observatory, Neighbourhood Statistics </li></ul>