New video highlights benefits of NHS Service Finder

New video highlights benefits of NHS Service Finder

February 17, 2021

The team behind the NHS Service Finder has produced a YouTube video aimed at healthcare professionals explaining why they should make use of the tool, which provides access to information from the Directory of Services (DoS) and nhs.uk.

The video is narrated by several NHS Service Finder users including pharmacy dispenser, Sarah Davis.

Key messages in the video for healthcare professionals are:

  • Healthcare professionals should all be aware of NHS Service Finder and how to look-up local organisations.

  • It provides you with the confidence to signpost or send contact details directly to the patient quickly.

  • It is preferable to locally managed lists which become out-of-date and inaccurate.

  • It provides GP practices non-public telephone numbers, for use where this is appropriate.

  • If the patients live far away but need some advice relevant to when they return to their home, NHS Service Finder can equip healthcare professionals with what they need to provide detailed advice to the patients.

  • It saves time of patients and can reduce the chance that they have to use an emergency or out of hours service.

  • It is user-friendly.

  • “If you haven’t already got a login please go and get a login because it will save you so much time”. Bookmark and use https://finder.directoryofservices.nhs.uk/

For further information, visit PSNC’s page on the NHS Service Finder.



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