Information Services

CHSS self-management websites

This summer the Interactive Content team simultaneously launched two national healthcare websites, the latest in a long-established partnership with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

My Lungs My Life key image

 

Overview

Over an 18 month period the Interactive Content team worked in partnership with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the British Lung Foundation to produce two new self-management websites. Both national healthcare websites were launched simultaneously in August 2015.

My Lungs My Life

Health professionals across Scotland have welcomed My Lungs My Life, the first comprehensive, free to use self-management website for all people in Scotland living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, and for the parents/guardians of children who have asthma.

Self-Help 4 Stroke

Self-Help 4 Stroke is a self-management website for for anyone in Scotland who has had a stroke. The content of Self-Help 4 Stroke was written by stroke healthcare professionals from across Scotland and by people that have had a stroke.

Deliverables

Both websites are full of interactive content, animations, video and audio clips that explain things in detail plus links to resources and information that can be downloaded directly. They have been designed to provide practical tips and advice to help people understand and manage their own condition better and to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Multimedia

Resources

My Lungs My Life website

Self-Help 4 Stroke website