‘Choose Well Doncaster’ is a handy and easy-to-use app for iPhone, which gives local people advice when it’s best to use health services and where they can find them.
With a few finger-prods and thumb-swipes, you can get information and directions to your local pharmacy, GP surgery, dentist, sexual health clinic, minor injuries unit or A&E.
The free app uses GPS technology to signpost nearby services, displaying the information on a colourful interactive map which can be used anywhere in Doncaster.
NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) initially developed the Choose Well Doncaster app in 2014, with help and input from interactive media students at Doncaster College.
Refreshed in time for winter, the app now includes directions to the newly opened Doncaster Same Day Health Centre, a revamped interface and greater functionality for iOS 9. The app will also include a notes and reminder function to alert the user of any upcoming health appointments, keeping all of your health information in one, handy, pocket-sized place.
Dr Nick Tupper said: “Choose Well Doncaster will help you choose the right NHS service, leaving urgent care to those that need it most. The app will explain what each service does, when it should be used and where to find it.
“This app is another example of the innovative work that is ongoing in Doncaster to make information about health services more accessible and right at your finger-tips”.