This report is part of Healthwatch Wiltshire's work with the Better Care Plan programme partnership (Wiltshire Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group), to assist in meeting its aim to see health and social care integrated by 2020.
One of the main focuses of the Better Care Plan is to ensure that people are well informed and able to take responsibility for their own health, whether through preventing illness or managing it effectively with as little medical intervention as necessary. In order to achieve this people with long term conditions need access to good quality, accessible information.
The Sound Doctor provides patient information through a library of over 200 films on a variety of long term conditions such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), dementia, heart failure and back pain.
This work aims to evaluate the value of these videos from the point of view of those with long term conditions, their unpaid carers, and health and care professionals.