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. 

The films fall within these six categories:

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

You can access the videos via the - a website developed by Essex County Council 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

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