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News posted, Mon, May 15th

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The Sound Doctor: pharmacy a better choice than GP or A&E for minor ailments

The Sound Doctor has produced a short film urging people with minor ailments to visit pharmacies after it was revealed that 20 per cent of GP and A&E consultations are wasting NHS time and money.

The Pharmacy Song is part of a campaign to encourage people to use patient information and good communications to decide who best to consult.

The Pharmacy Song will strike a chord with the GPs and A&E staff who treat over 60 million patients annually for ailments such as a blocked nose, back pain, insect bites – even dandruff. Together, these visits cost the NHS more than £2 billion in wasted time.

Rosie Runciman, co-founder of The Sound Doctor, said: “The cost of these unnecessary visits is spiralling, but the problem is not just financial. If we can get more people to see their pharmacist first, we can give GPs and A&E staff more time to treat people with serious conditions. That’s why we’re calling on CCGs to join us in giving people the information they need to make informed and sensible decisions about minor ailments.”

The Sound Doctor has a library of more than 280 films covering six key areas of health – COPD, diabetes, back pain, dementia, heart failure and weight management surgery.

The company also produces health and wellness animations, many of which are used in GP surgeries across the country.

The Sound Doctor’s main aims are to:

· reduce the number of avoidable admissions (and readmissions) to hospital

· reduce the need for face-to-face contact with consultants, physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and others - and to improve the quality of meetings that do take place

· improve medicines management and compliance with medications

· improve the quality of care for patients (and patient experience of their care)

· help people get the most out of life through effective self-management

The Sound Doctor’s films are endorsed by leading charities and adhere to NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines.


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News posted, Mon, May 15th

The Sound Doctor Heart Failure Films

This brand new series of films from The Sound Doctor will help you to understand what heart failure is, explain some of the common symptoms and give practical advice on how to cope and make sure you get the most out of life. We’ve interviewed people who have heart failure and a wide range of experts to give you the information you need to take control of your ondition.

Produced by The Sound Doctor in partnership with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Supported by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.

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News posted, Tue, Apr 25th

The Pharmacy Song

Check out the latest animation from The Sound Doctor team. We hope you like it!

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News posted, Wed, Sep 28th

Dementia DVD

Now on Amazon - If you prefer a DVD to an online format to access our world class series of films on dementia, or would like to send to a friend or relative, then please click on this link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-well-dementia -guide-getting/dp/B01F5NVKSC/ref=sr_1_55?ie=U TF8&qid=1462452692&sr=8-55&keywor ds=dementia+dvd

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News posted, Thu, May 5th


Here is a new animation for NHS England - all about motivational interviewing. Enjoy!

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News posted, Thu, May 5th

Dealing with Dementia

The Sound Doctor, in conjunction with Newcastle University Institute for Ageing has produced a groundbreaking series of films on dementia. Whether you have it yourself, or someone you love and care for has been diagnosed, these films will help you understand what is going on in the brain, explain some of the common symptoms of dementia and give practical advice on how to cope and make sure you get the most out of life.

Introduction to The Sound Doctor Dementia

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News posted, Tue, Apr 7th

Suffering with Back Pain?

We've recently launched a new library of films about back pain. All the advice you need to keep your back in shape, get back to work and prevent It happening again. Plus a series of simple exercises you can do at home that will help you look after your back.

Introduction to The Sound Doctor Back Pain

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News posted, Tue, Apr 7th