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[March 06, 2014]

Health services app created for Android phones ; TECHNOLOGY [Bristol Evening Post (England)]

(Bristol Evening Post (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A NEW smartphone app designed to help residents in South Gloucestershire find their nearest and most appropriate health service is now available for Android mobile phones. The South Gloucestershire Service Finder app was launched last month for iPhones, but a version has now been developed for Android devices.


Using GPS mapping, it supports the 'Think ABC before A&E' NHS campaign, which aims to stop unnecessary A&E visits.

Dr Jonathan Hayes, the GP chair of South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, which developed the app, said: "This app enables South Gloucestershire residents to quickly locate and contact nearby GP practices, pharmacies, minor injury units, hospitals and A&E departments or call NHS 111 for anytime free medical advice. They can also store notes and set up alerts for appointments." The 'Think ABC before A&E' campaign is running across South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset. It informs and encourages residents to choose the right health service when they are injured or feeling unwell, allowing busy services like A&E to treat the people who need them most.

Users of iPhones can download the app in their app store or iTunes account, using the search term 'southglos' or 'south gloucestershire service finder'. Android users can access it via Google Play.

For more information about the 'Think ABC before A&E' campaign, visit www.thinkabc.org.uk.

Dr Jonathan Hayes " This app enables residents to quickly locate and contact nearby GP practices ... or call NHS 111 for free medical advice. They can also store notes and set up alerts for appointments. " (c) 2014 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.

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