NHS Direct Wales have launched the new website for UK citizens to give patients and public more information to make decisions about their own health and care.
The new website, www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk is developed by the information service in partnership with Informing Healthcare, the Welsh Assembly government programme set up to modernise the NHS as part of the 'Making the Connections' vision for a prosperous, sustainable, bilingual, healthier and better-educated Wales. The main aim of the website is to help Welsh people to get improved access to information about heath and care. The website also includes a text messaging service where information like the telephone number of the nearest doctor can be sent by text to a mobile phone. NHS Direct Wales has added new features for the public including a health encyclopaedia, which covers over 650 A-Z health topics. People would be able to access up-to-date, relevant information regarding doctors, pharmacies and sexual health services anywhere.