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“Choose Well” app launched for health services in Islington

“Choose Well” app launched for health services in Islington

Local residents in the borough of Islington can now locate the correct service for their health needs with the use of an app.

Posted: 7 January 2015

The “Choose Well North London” app is able to locate the nearest GP practice, health centre, hospital or pharmacist in the area.

It is hoped patients with non-life threatening injuries or illnesses will get the correct treatment from their GP or pharmacist instead of going to A&E.

Chair of the NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Gillian Greenhough, urged patients to visit their GP if they “have an illness or injury that won’t go away but isn’t an emergency” or a pharmacist for “expert advice on common conditions such as allergies, skin conditions and emergency contraception.”

The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.