Government invests £15m in NHS interactive TV service
LONDON – The government is investing £15m in an interactive TV service for the NHS, which will be available to 7m viewers with Sky Digital.
NHS Direct will allow people to find out more about their health and the health services by pressing the red button.
NHS Direct Interactive has more than 3,000 pages containing commonly asked health questions, hot topics hitting the headlines and a guide to healthy living. There is also a guide to the NHS, offering information on registering with a GP or finding an NHS dentist.
The service is currently only available on digital satellite TV, but will be extended to include Freeview and cable next year.
The government is planning to plough £15m into the service over the next three years to enable the service to reach up to an expected 20m people.
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