The Sound Doctor film library is available for all patients within Barnsley.  There are around 300 films which adhere to NICE guidelines, have been clinically reviewed and contain some of the best national and international speakers on each subject.  They have been co-created with leading charities including Diabetes UK, British Lung Foundation and Alzheimer's Society.

There are excellent evaluations showing that people go to the GP less and have fewer avoidable hospital admissions.  One of the reasons for this is that there are between 40 and 60 films for each condition and they form a proper patient journey than small snippets of information which are not significant enough to help the self-management process.

They are very easy to use.  All patients have to do is email: and say which their GP and practice is.  They are then sent a link to click on - they create a username and password and have access to the film library.

Is it really clearly laid out in conditions and sections.  It is very easy to navigate around the site too.

Conditions covered:

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