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February, 2014

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Title:College students help launch New NHS App
Author:Doncaster College 
ID & Publication:20140211040 ~ The-Villager.co.uk 
Area:Doncaster 
Subject:Education 
 Doncaster College (6kb)

A NEW smartphone app – launched today – is set to help Doncaster people choose the right service when they are ill or injured and ease the pressures on the NHS during busy times.

Called Choose Well Doncaster, the new iPhone app gives advice on, for example, when to use a local pharmacy, NHS 111, GP surgery, minor injury unit and A&E and uses satellite navigation to guide users to the closest services.

Produced by NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with design input from Level 3 interactive media students at Doncaster College, iPhone owners can download it FREE of charge from the App store as part of a pilot scheme by the CCG. Link to the App here: itunes.apple.com/gb/app/choose-well-doncaster/id814937363?mt=8

Dr Andy Oakford, the CCG’s lead doctor for unplanned care, said: ‘The app will display where the closest services to you are in Doncaster when you are ill or injured. We gathered excellent feedback from the students during the development of the app and hope to work in partnership with them on other projects in the future.’

The free app is only available for iPhones at the moment but if it proves popular an Android version may be developed.

Ian Latham, Assistant Director, School of Creative Industries at Doncaster College said: ‘The school of Creative Industries is delighted to be able to work with Doncaster CCG. Partnerships such as this provide valuable real world experience for our students and will undoubtedly help them to secure their futures. When the project is as valuable to the wider community as this one, it enhances the experience all round and gives the students a real boost.’

More information on Choose Well Doncaster can be found at www.doncasterccg.nhs.uk/2292/choosewelldoncasterapp and a small advert can found on the CCG’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Zo7DwzcXk

Doncaster College and University Centre host a range of Media courses, for more information please contact 0800 358 7575 or check the website www.don.ac.uk/

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