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The Sound Doctor

A free online resource which offers advice for local people on long term health conditions and how to manage them more effectively is now available.
The Sound Doctor, a website launched by Barnsley libraries and NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, provides practical advice from healthcare professionals and other patients through a series of short films. The free resource can be accessed through any public access computer in Barnsley library.
Conditions covered on the site include:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Dementia
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Back pain

Dr Mehrban Ghani, local GP and Medical Director of NHS Barnsley CCG said: “The Sound Doctor is a fantastic resource for helping patients to manage long term conditions. There is a real wealth of honest advice available, highlighting the best treatment and management options. It’s a great resource for empowering patients to self-manage their conditions.”

To access The Sound Doctor, visit from any library computer. Click through to the e-books and resources section to find The Sound Doctor link. You will need to set up a password to login.  

Who to contact


Where to go

Barnsley Central Library
Wellington House
36 Wellington Street
S70 1WA
Last updated on 26/10/2017
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