NHSGo - An app designed for young people by young people

08 September 2017
NHS Go has been launched over a year now and the Healthy London Partnership is continuing to work with young people to improve on what has already been a great success.
 
The app is part of the Healthy London Partnerships (HLP) Children and Young Peopleís programme which has engaged with young people to find out what they need from the health service. Young people told them that they often didnít know where or when to access services and health information and didnít know what their health rights were.
 
Together with a steering group made up of young people across London, HLP created the NHSGo app. Young people helped design everything from the look of the app to what content was put into it. They even came up with the name.
 
Young people said that the NHS was a trustworthy recognisable brand; an NHS app would provide them with a place where they could find health information and services whilst out and about.

CYP Partners

The NHSGo app was showcased at Whittington Healthís inaugural Children and Young Peopleís Forum (CYPF) back in November last year as part of the Whittington Healthís commitment to improving engagement with children and young people on their health needs.
Held at Arsenalís Emirates stadium, the app was extremely well received with forum members stating that it was something that they would definitely use themselves, as well as recommend to friends to download.
(NHS Go App Presentation)
The CYPF have agreed to work with HLP to continue to develop and promote the app as part of their commitment to improving health information for children and young people.
 
Success so far
 
The app launched on the 14th July last year and has had over 40,000 downloads, 400,000 page views and 300,000 have watched the YouTube video.
 
HLP have used Twitter and YouTube to promote the video and used YouTube vloggers to speak about their previous or current health problems and why they like the new app. Each month there will be a featured health issue which is important to young people.
 
It now has over 16,000 followers on Facebook. This is one of the most important ways of getting messages out quickly; this recently included posting leaflets/advice on the major events that have happened in the last couple of weeks very quickly. Visit their page at www.facebook.com/nhsgo

If you like the sound the app, you can search iTunes or GooglePlay for the app or go to the website at http://www.nhsgo.uk/
Working on it!