25 practices across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) have now signed up to have a patient information video library on their practice website. We’re working with Health and Care videos to provide practices with a 6-month free trial of 340 educational videos for their patients. Over this time, we’ll be looking to assess how and when these videos are most effective in general practice. Videos available include a general set of asthma videos that can be shared with patients before an appointment and a series of pre-diabetes videos that have been sent to some patients in place of an appointment with a nurse.
One practice in Bristol already has access to their own library and their feedback is an indication of the impact this tool can have in practice: “Patients have said they have found it useful to remind themselves… It saves clinicians time as they don’t have to explain over and over again.”
You can read more about the potential benefits that access to these videos can offer practices and patients on the Health and Care videos website.
We are providing participating practices with a number of business cards that they can hand out to patients to signpost them towards the library on their websites, as well a suite of other promotional materials. Practices can also choose to text links to specific videos to their patients – which links nicely with our texting results toolkit that we recently launched. We look forward to understanding more about how this tool can support general practice in BNSSG.