MyHealth – Devon has been developed by Devon Referral Support Service, part of the Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) with the support of local clinicians.
The MyHealth website provides medical information for use to support self-care and shared decision making. You can visit it via https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/.
More information is available in the video above.
Its aim is to empower people to be healthier, better informed and to take greater responsibility for their own health and health choices. They will do this by providing evidence based information that:
- enables patients to make informed decisions about their care and treatment options
- promotes Shared Decision Making conversations between patient and clinician
- promotes self-management of their conditions
- promotes a healthy lifestyle
- informs people in Devon about local services and support groups.
Please note: The advice given may not be suitable for all individuals and is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified healthcare professional.
When you have appointments with medical professionals (such as doctors, nurses, dentists, opticians, physiotherapist or podiatrists), you might have to make choices about your healthcare. To help you make a decision and to make the most of your appointment time, you may want to ask these 3 questions:
- What are my options?
- What are the pros and cons of each option for me?
- How do I get support to help me make a decision that is right for me?
Visit https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/ and you should see this homepage.It has three main sections in the main menu bar (at the top) and in the middle of the page:
- My Condition
- Local Support
- My Referral
My condition allows you to search for a specific condition either by name using the A to Z search bar at the top, or by location of condition, using the human diagram at the bottom of the page and clicking on an area to focus on and then choosing a related condition associated with that area.
After you select a condition, you will be taken to an information page containing details on the condition and how to manage it, including useful videos and resources.
Local Support is separated into four main sections:
Find services near you
Information and useful links to help you find out more about the services available in your area.
Health, Lifestyle & Wellbeing
A guide to living a healthy and active life, while looking after your wellbeing
Long Term Health Conditions
The causes, impact on the NHS and what you can do to help
Armed Forces community
Find out more about the services available to veterans or serving members of the Armed Forces in Devon and other useful health related information.
My Referral is separated into five main sections:
My referral pathway
What are the possible outcomes after my GP makes a referral? What are my next steps? Find out more here.
A useful summary of current average waiting times for outpatient appointments and treatment at our local hospitals which may help you decide where you would prefer to be seen.
Attending my appointment
Advice for attending appointments during COVID-19
About Devon Referral Support Service
Find out more about the support provided with referrals in Devon
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