NHS phone app to help keep you well this winter

A free smartphone app which signposts to local health services such as GP practices, pharmacies and minor injuries units, is available to download.

‘Health and Care Oxfordshire’ uses digital mapping to allow people to find their nearest health service, wherever they are in the county.

The app highlights the type of injuries or illnesses treated at minor injuries units or first aid units in Oxfordshire, and the advice and support provided by local pharmacies and GP practices.

The ‘Health and Care Oxfordshire’ app can be downloaded from the App store (see here) and Google Play (see here)

People can also find information via the app on a range of services delivered by sexual health clinics and where these are located in Oxfordshire.

It signposts to the county’s adult social care website, and also to Patient Access, which allows people to use online services provided by their GP practice.

Dr Ed Capo-Bianco, Urgent Care lead Oxfordshire CCG, said: “The app advises people on the best health services to use if they are unwell or need treatment – it also shows exactly where these services are located in Oxfordshire".

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