Trust me I’m a doctor – but should you trust the internet?

The Staff Library will be open in support of the next ‘Health Matters’ public lecture. This will take place on Tuesday 6 December and will be presented by
Dr Robert Stead, Medical Director at East Cheshire NHS Trust.

 

Entitled ‘A voyage of discovery – patient information on the internet’ the session aims to highlight the benefits and pitfalls of seeking health information on the internet.

The Internet has the largest medical library in the world. With over 100 million visits to the NHS Choices website last year, a recent report by the Department of Health (2010) highlights more patients than ever before are going online to find reliable health information and to self-diagnose.

 

Read the full story on the trust news page http://www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk/News-Events/Local-News/Local-News.html