Rugby NHS group launch free health sat nav app

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Finding health services in Rugby and Coventry is now even easier thanks to the new free Health Sat Nav mobile app.

The Health Sat Nav uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to signpost patients to nearby services including GP surgeries, pharmacies and walk-in centres, as well as informing people where they can have the NHS flu jab.

It also describes which conditions need to be seen by which services to help people make better decisions about where to go for appropriate treatment.

The new mobile application has been launched by the three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Coventry and Warwickshire to encourage people to ‘choose well’ and make the right choices about the local health services they need.

Dr Adrian Canale-Parola, Chair, NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG, said: “We are excited about the launch of the new Health Sat Nav app. It will help people in Coventry and Rugby to find out about local health services in their area and where to go for treatment and advice.

“Going forward with modern day technology, health information is now available at the touch of a button. The app can help to signpost you to nearby health services, such as; GP surgeries, pharmacies and walk-in and urgent care centres – all can help with most illnesses and minor injuries.

“We are reminding people that A&E is for serious accidents and emergencies, including serious injury and life threatening conditions. Many people in Coventry and Rugby with coughs, colds, minor cuts and sprains can be treated more quickly by a different service.”

The mobile app is part of the ‘Feel Well, Choose Well’ campaign. It is available for Apple and Android devices and can be found by searching for ‘Health Sat Nav’ on iTunes and Google Play.