New messaging service for young people

Young people in Doncaster can now book an appointment with their school nurse via instant messaging as well as at school.

Doncaster school nurses, who work for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), have just launched a newly revamped e-Clinic, which means young people aged 11 – 19 can make an appointment on line to ‘talk’ to their school nurse by the latest technology.

Mike bell is pictured

Mike bell is pictured

Young people can download the free e-Clinic app from either iTunes or Google Play and once logged in they can make an appointment to instant message a nurse Monday to Friday between 5pm and 7pm.

The young person accesses the service via their smart phone or tablet and they can talk to the school nurse around any issues, including emotional and physical health and relationships.

Mike Bell, School Nurse (pictured) said: “No worry is too small. If a young person wants to share their worries or concerns or wants advice or support, all they have to do is log on to our e-Clinic and have a live chat with me or one of my colleagues. The e-Clinic is really simple to install and easy to use and the young person can literally be anywhere – in their own home, in a café, shopping centre or at a friend’s house – as long as they have a link to the internet.”

The app can be downloaded from Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rdash.eclinics.app

Or from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eclinic/id1035348606?ls=1&mt=8