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UK online and NHS Choices pilot extended

3rd April 2009

Officials have confirmed that the collaboration between NHS Choices and UK online centres is to be expanded to include Directgov.

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The partnership has successfully reached people who do not use the internet. It was set up in April 2008 in order to boost knowledge of the data accessible online.

Over 300 centres created a group of NHS Choices Community Champions, headed by nine main regional centres.

People who do not use the internet, or who do not have access to it, are taught by the centres to use a computer and go online. Nearly 50,000 people have used the NHS Choices website to locate a doctor and obtain medical data.

Helen Milner, managing director for UK online centres said: “There is evidently a real appetite for public information from the web-wary, and I hope that by continuing to work closely with NHS Choices and Directgov we can make transformational government transform public services for even more people.”

The partnership between the two organisations will now include Directgov, the UK's official government website for public services.

The nine main centres will now show people how to navigate the Directgov website in order to find out more about public services.

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Article Information

Title: UK online and NHS Choices pilot extended
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10845
Date Added: 3rd Apr 2009

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