We want your feedback on the development of a health information website for pregnant women, parents with children, young people and families across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

Monday 9th September 2019

The NHS in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw would like to hear your views about a health information website we are thinking of developing for pregnant women, parents with children, young people and their families.  We understand how difficult it can be to get simple and trusted health and wellbeing information to support access to the right services.  We recognise that health and wellbeing information is vast which can lead to inconsistent messages about health in pregnancy your child's health. This sometimes leads to being directed to services (like A&E) when they are not necessarily the best place to be seen and treated.

We want pregnant women, young people and parents to feel empowered when making decisions about their own or child’s health and wellbeing, including when and where to seek help and the various choices available to them.  To support this, we are considering developing across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw a website similar to one developed in Hampshire called Healthier Together; which is available using the following link: https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers

Our local website would be created by a team of experts including Consultant Paediatricians, Neonatologists, Obstetricians, GPs, Nurses, Midwives and other key health professionals.  The website aims to provide effective, safe and consistent health and wellbeing information that is from trusted and evidenced research.  When developed the website will be available for use by pregnant women, parents, young people and their families. For health professionals and practitioners (across primary and secondary care) the website will also act as a point of reference and can be used to help sign post to further available support and services.  The website can be downloaded as a mobile phone app and links to patient information pages can also be sent by an SMS text facility for free. 

To help us create this website to be most useful to you, we would be really grateful if you could spend a few minutes looking at the website and completing the following survey questions through the link buttons below. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, a parent/carer with children and/or young people or family members, please use the survey link for parents/carers. If you are providing feedback as a health professional please click the survey for health professionals.

To help you navigate the Hampshire Healthier Together website please find below some useful tips:

Top tip for pregnant women, parents/carers:

It would be helpful if you could take a look at the section(s) that focus on advice in pregnancy or childhood health. 

The link below will take you to information and advice if you have concerns that your child is unwell: https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell

The link here will take you to advice and support in pregnancy: https://what0-18.nhs.uk/pregnant-women

The survey will prompt you to say which specific area you looked at today. If you could take the time to look at a couple of areas and think about:

  • Is the information helpful?
  • Is the ‘when I should worry’ traffic light information system useful and easy to follow?
  • Do you understand the information presented? 
  • There is also a text SMS facility to send pages to your mobile phone.  Try it, it’s a free service.  Would it be helpful to receive information this way from your GP or Health Professional?

We would welcome your feedback if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey below.  All responses are completely anonymous.

Please click here to complete the survey for pregnant women/ parents/ carers

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Top Tip for Health Professionals/Practitioners:

It would be helpful if you could take a look at the section(s) that focus on advice in pregnancy or childhood health. 

The link below will take you to information and advice if you have concerns that your child is unwell: https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell

The link here will take you to advice and support in pregnancy: https://what0-18.nhs.uk/pregnant-women

The survey will prompt you to say which specific area you looked at today. If you could take the time to look at a couple of areas and think about:

  • Have a look through the conditions that you feel are pertinent to you or your work.  Please consider:
  • Would you use this information as a reference?
  • Would you feel happy to share the information with families you work with?
  • Is the traffic light system for ‘when should you worry’ helpful/useful?

There is also a free text SMS facility to send pages directly to your phone and this can be used by health professionals to share information with pregnant women, young people and families.  Is this something you would use?

We would welcome your feedback if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey below.  All responses are completely anonymous.

Please click here to complete the survey for health professionals/ practitioners

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