New ‘Choose Well’ website with advice on getting medical care in Peterborough

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A new website has been created to help people in Peterborough choose the right NHS health service for their ailment.

The website, created by NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, contains a mix of information to help the public understand which service is most suitable for their health needs.

The website contains snapshots from healthcare professions giving their views on choosing the most appropriate NHS service.

Called choosewellcambs.nhs.uk it will be regularly refreshed with new interviews from GPs, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in an effort to bring people closer to their local NHS team.

This is the first time that residents have had access to a one-stop website, specifically dedicated to the Choose Well Campaign.

The site also contains Choose Well leaflets that can be downloaded in over 26 different languages.

GP Gary Howsam said: “We wanted to create a Choose Well hub that people can use on a regular basis, whether they are unwell or just looking for some information.

“One in three people who visit Emergency Departments in the region could have self-cared or used another service. This unique website can be an essential tool in helping the public choose the correct service.”

“If self-care is not an option, your local pharmacist, GP, or Minor Injuries and Illness Unit are all available to help or call NHS 111 for guidance.”