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First London wide NHS health app launches for young people in Hounslow

A new health app has been developed to help young people in Hounslow take greater personal control over their health from an early age; make healthier choices and get advice and information on health issues from a trusted source when they don’t know where to go.

The NHS Go app has been developed by Healthy London Partnership, a partnership between all 32 London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including Hounslow CCG, and NHS England (London region).

Healthy London Partnership worked in collaboration with young people from across London to find out what they needed to improve their access to relevant health information and advice. Young people have been involved every step of the way from creating the app, to testing it and working with us on the campaign to promote it make it easier for them to access relevant health information. The app uses content from the NHS Choices website, which has been adapted to suit a younger audience.

Tracy Parr, Head of the children and young people programme at Healthy London Partnership, said: “NHS Go is the first app of its kind in London and is dedicated to giving young Londoners online access to health information.

“Young people often lack basic knowledge of how to access healthcare services with many not knowing when or how to go about seeing a doctor. While young people will often want to discuss their health concerns with a professional they also told us they wanted a trusted and private way of accessing information about their health concerns. NHS go does just that.”

The app is available on iOS and Android and can be downloaded via www.NHSGo.uk, Google Play or Apple store.