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Raising awareness of the NHS Service Finder

NHS Service Finder is a free to use national product for staff employed by a health or social care provider. Download these resources and suggested copy to help your organisation promote this service. 

Suggested copy

Use our suggested copy, and amend it to suit your own organisation or setting. We want to make it easy for you to spread the word, in staff bulletins, newsletters, emails, social messaging platforms, on the intranet and your public website. We've provided variants at different lengths so you can use whatever suits you best. Copy and paste from here into your local programmes, add quotes or personalisation, and you're good to go.

Website copy

Are you using NHS Service Finder? 

NHS Service Finder allows healthcare professionals to search for health and social care organisations based on location or relevance. It makes it simpler and quicker to signpost your patients to the most appropriate care.

NHS Service Finder has been developed by the NHS, for the NHS. It contains accurate information kept continuously updated with information from the Directory of Services. It removes the reliance on old, outdated directories, and individual local knowledge in your organisation.

You can search for NHS Service Finder by service, location, or keyword. The results will be presented as a list or in a map view so you can see which services are nearby. NHS Service Finder can also provide directions, and these can be shared directly with patients.

NHS Service Finder is a completely free, browser-based service with no extra technology requirements. You can access it on mobile or desktop devices and it only takes 2 minutes to register with your NHSmail address. You can also register with a non NHSmail email address, but it may take longer for you to be verified.

Why not register today and try it out?

[Quote which can be used “It is simple to find local services that can help my patient. The system is easy to use and gives me all the information I need in one place! - Dr Michael Forster, Speciality Doctor, ED”]

What are the benefits of NHS Service Finder?

  • provides accurate and up-to-date service information, continually reviewed and improved by our national team 
  • replaces outdated directories and removes reliance on individual, local knowledge
  • helps to relieve the pressure on urgent an emergency care by directing patients to appropriate alternatives
  • works on mobile, tablet or desktop: all you need is a basic internet connection
  • fast search: get relevant results in seconds
  • developed in consultation with real Health Care Professionals, and continuously improved based on user feedback
  • high levels of user satisfaction
  • created by the NHS, for the NHS
  • completely free to use

How to register for NHS Service Finder

Sign up for this free service in 2 minutes using your NHSmail address at finder.directoryofservices.nhs.uk

For more information visit NHS Service Finder using the link above or contact service.finder@nhs.net.

Intranet Content (350 words)

Are you using NHS Service Finder? 

NHS Service Finder allows healthcare professionals to search for health and social care organisations based on location or relevance. It makes it simpler and quicker to signpost your patients to the most appropriate care.

NHS Service Finder has been developed by the NHS, for the NHS. It contains accurate information kept continuously updated with information from the Directory of Services. It removes the reliance on old, outdated directories, and individual local knowledge in your organisation.

You can search for NHS Service Finder by service, location, or keyword. The results will be presented as a list or in a map view so you can see which services are nearby. NHS Service Finder can also provide directions, and these can be shared directly with patients.

NHS Service Finder is a completely free, browser-based service with no extra technology requirements. You can access it on mobile or desktop devices and it only takes 2 minutes to register with your NHSmail address. You can also register with a non NHSmail email address, but it may take longer for you to be verified.

Why not register today and try it out?

[Quote from CEO/Clinical Lead/relevant person in your organisation]

[Quote which can be used “It is simple to find local services that can help my patient. The system is easy to use and gives me all the information I need in one place! - Dr Michael Forster, Speciality Doctor, ED”]

What are the benefits of NHS Service Finder?

NHS Service Finder helps you support your patients and will save you time, particularly during the busy Winter period. It is being constantly updated based on user feedback with improved features and functionality.

  • provides accurate and up-to-date service information, continually reviewed and improved by our national team
  • replaces outdated directories and removes reliance on individual, local knowledge
  • helps to relieve the pressure on urgent an emergency care by directing patients to appropriate alternatives
  • works on mobile, tablet or desktop: all you need is a basic internet connection
  • fast search: get relevant results in seconds
  • developed in consultation with real Health Care Professionals, and continuously improved based on user feedback
  • high levels of user satisfaction
  • created by the NHS, for the NHS
  • completely free to use

Who can access NHS Service Finder?

NHS Service Finder contains some non-public information and is only available to healthcare professionals. It is intended to support healthcare professionals and help signpost patients to the most appropriate care.  

How to register for NHS Service Finder

Sign up for this free service in 2 minutes using your NHSmail address at finder.directoryofservices.nhs.uk

For more information visit NHS Service Finder using the link above or contact service.finder@nhs.net

Useful links

Registration Page: https://finder.directoryofservices.nhs.uk/

More Information: NHS Service Finder - NHS Digital

Contact: service.finder@nhs.net

Newsletter Copy (100 words)

Free, fast, reliable, and accessible on any internet-enabled device, NHS Service Finder lets you search for health and social care services so you can signpost patients to the best care.

You can search by location, service, or keyword, and receive instant results. There are even interactive maps to show you where services are located and NHS Service Finder will provide directions which can be shared directly with patients.

Save time, replace your old, outdated directories, and help patients get the most appropriate care. Register for NHS Service Finder in 2 minutes using your NHSmail and start using it today.

Sign up for this free service in 2 minutes using your NHSmail address at finder.directoryofservices.nhs.uk

For more information visit NHS Service Finder using the link above or contact service.finder@nhs.net

Useful links 

Registration Page: https://finder.directoryofservices.nhs.uk/

More Information: NHS Service Finder - NHS Digital

Contact: service.finder@nhs.net

Bulletin Copy (50 words)

NHS Service Finder provides fast, accurate information about local health and social care services. It allows healthcare professionals to signpost patients to the most appropriate care and removes the reliance on outdated directories.

It’s completely free and takes 2 minutes to register with your NHSmail address.

Sign up for this free service in 2 minutes using your NHSmail address at finder.directoryofservices.nhs.uk

For more information visit NHS Service Finder using the link above or contact service.finder@nhs.net

Social Media Copy (which can be used with appropriate images)

#NHSServiceFinder lets healthcare professionals instantly see nearby health and social care services. This lets you signpost patients to the most appropriate care.

Register for this free service using your NHSmail to save you time and protect NHS resources by directing patients to the best care.

#NHSServiceFinder gives access to an accurate directory of health and social care services. It’s created by NHS professionals, for NHS professionals and it takes 2 minutes to register.

Save time and help protect NHS resources during the busy winter period by signposting patients to the most appropriate care.

 

Registration Page: https://finder.directoryofservices.nhs.uk/

More Information: NHS Service Finder - NHS Digital

Contact: service.finder@nhs.net


Images

Downloadable images can be used in your own presentations, newsletters, intranet or bulletins. 

 


Downloadable resources

We've produced 4 different poster designs, in different sizes, all ready to print off on your local office printer. 

Last edited: 14 February 2022 1:29 pm