Glasgow Womens Health Website
Evidence-based womenâ€™s health website has been developed for a Glasgow maternity hospital.
13:14 22 November 2018
Christina Smith, an obstetric and gynaecology physiotherapist working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, has developed an evidence-based women’s health website for the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow ‘to empower and promote women’s health awareness and offer an educational resource for women about ante and post-natal care.’
She said: ‘Nowadays everyone uses technology and search engines to find information, so I thought why not provide safe, appropriate, evidence-based information online so women can access it - instead of them finding information elsewhere, which may cause more harm than good.
'Having this material online will give women who face geographical, socioeconomic or personal challenges the ability to access evidence-based information easily.’
Commenting on the website, Euan McComiskie, UK health informatics lead at the CSP, said: ‘This is a good example of physiotherapy services sharing information directly with the public to increase awareness of sensitive issues and to offer self-management advice.
‘One of the expected by-products will no doubt be improved service efficiency with patients beginning their physiotherapy journey before their first appointment. Proactive work like this needs to be encouraged.’