The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has launched ‘My Care My Voice’ a new online resource for people living with HIV in the England.
The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has launched ‘My Care My Voice’ a new online resource for people living with HIV in the England. The resource will show people how to get the best from their healthcare and how to get involved in influencing the way it works.
There have been a lot of changes in the NHS since the last general election, some of which can be confusing to patients – especially where responsibility for care has moved from one body to another. My Care My Voice explains the changes in an approachable way, providing information that can be viewed online, via a smartphone or printed out.
Sections of the site are colour coded as to be easy to navigate around, giving useful advice on your rights and entitlements as someone living with HIV about your medication, confidentiality from healthcare professionals, mental health, sexual health and much more.
Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT, says: “The past few months has been a time of great change in health and social care services which has created anxiety for many people living with HIV. My Care My Voice explains the opportunities created by these changes and arms people living with HIV with the knowledge they need to get the most from their care.”
David Asboe, Chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) says: “My Care My Voice will be a great support to effective care of people living with HIV. This user-friendly guide will help people living with HIV to become true partners in care decisions.”
You can access My Care My Health at: www.lifewithhiv.org.uk