Well. Things escalated quickly didn’t they? It’s a scary time, and we over at Staywell HQ (which is currently our houses) hope you’re all staying safe and looking after yourselves. With that in mind, if you’re feeling unwell you might be unsure of what to do at the moment. Don’t worry – the NHS has got you covered with a lot of digital tools you can use from home that will have you feeling better in no time while helping to keep yourselves, your community, and your amazing NHS workers safe.

 

NHS 111 Online
Did you know you can access NHS 111 online now? It’s a fast and convenient alternative to calling 111, and enables you to get the right healthcare in your area, get advice on self-care, and get a call-back from the right medical professional if you need one.

Just answer some questions about your symptoms and you’ll be well on your way to getting the help you need.

NHS 111 Online can be accessed through any device with an internet connection or as part of the new NHS app.

 

eConsult
Think you need to visit your GP, but not sure if you should go down there in person? Most practices are asking people not to visit at the moment unless they’ve got a pre-booked appointment, so stay home and use eConsult before you go anywhere.

This handy online system helps you get the right care from your GP practice – fill in the form online and your normal practice staff will take a look and get back to you, either by phone or by email, with advice on what you should do next. They might even book you in for a virtual appointment – so you can see your GP or Practice Nurse without leaving your home!

 

App Library

Dorset has just launched a health app library to help you access the best health apps around, all in one place. Search for mental and physical health apps to help you on your way to wellness.

 

Connection
If you’re struggling with mental health at the moment, giving the team at Connection a call might help. Available 24/7, give them a ring on 0300 123 5440. They’ll be able to help you access the right service and support you need.

 

NHS.uk
Remember, the NHS website is always available, and has tons of information that might come in handy if you’re feeling unwell, as well as helping you find a range of services including pharmacies and places to get urgent care.

 

You can find out more about what digital services are available to you in Dorset over at our new dedicated digital site.