The Sound Doctor

The Sound Doctor is an online library of more than 200 short films to help people
and their carers look after themselves better by finding out more about their
particular condition/conditions. Essex County Council (ECC) has commissioned The
Sound Doctor which has been made available for us to offer to our patients.
The films fall within these six categories:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Dementia
  • COPD
  • Back pain
  • Weight management surgery

Patients can access the videos via the – a website
developed by ECC to be a local guide to health and wellbeing in Essex.
The Sound Doctor was founded by two former BBC broadcasters who have
produced the health videos by interviewing experts in their fields and consulting with
patient groups and voluntary organisations. All the material follows NICE guidelines.
The aims:

  • Keeping people well and out of hospital
  • Helping people cope effectively at home
  • Giving people confidence
  • Reducing the need for as many GP appointments