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Health News on the Move

68% of adults accessed the internet on a mobile device in the last three months, new stats show.

In response to this growing trend the NHS in North East Lincolnshire has launched two mobile and tablet friendly websites so people can keep up to speed with the latest news and consultations affecting local people.

In just a few clicks people can find out about the health and social care priorities that affect them and respond to the Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures consultation on our new website.

It also features latest news, blogs from GPs and CCG staff, information on the future of services in the area, achievements, projects and corporate details about the organisation and how it is run.

A second website has been launched by Accord, the community membership body which lets all its members have a say in how NHS and adult social care money is spent: www.nelccg-accord.nhs.uk 

Users can sign up as a member online and learn more about the opportunities to get involved and the recently launched Suits You scheme which offers greater flexibility and choice for members.

“Trends show that more people are using the internet on a mobile or a tablet, rather than a laptop or computer. We want to make sure that people in North East Lincolnshire can get the information they need, when they need it,” said Dr Peter Melton, Chief Clinical Officer for North East Lincolnshire CCG.

“Since the CCG was established last year, we know that people have found it difficult to get to grips with what a CCG does and how this new organisation affects them. Our new website outlines the work we do, our plans for the future and the latest news from the area.”

The Accord website was also launched recently and offers a one-stop shop for people who want to get involved in health and social care decision-making.

Dr Melton added: “We have worked with Accord to revitalise the membership and offer new opportunities for people to have their say. Users can learn more about these new roles, sign up online and find out how Accord has contributed to the work of the CCG and local health and care services.

“We realise that not everyone can get online or wants to use the internet – that’s why the websites are one of many ways we communicate with the public.”

Both websites have a useful links page directing people to other relevant information such as their Services4Me and NHS Choices to avoid duplication.

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