NHS Healthy Lincolnshire Website Launch

02/10/2014

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Web Design

Healthy family

Distraction are pleased to have delivered an informative and easy-to-use website for the NHS, www.lincolnshirehealthyfamilies.nhs.uk, providing families in and around Lincoln and Lincolnshire generally with useful advice, tips and support all in one place.

Initially launched to provide new parents with all they need to know about breastfeeding, Lincolnshire Healthy Families is now being developed even further. The easy to use CMS (content management system) is proving so popular with staff at NHS Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust they are extending the website with new information hubs on topics such as Health Visiting and Sexual Health. Staff are able to update the Lincolnshire Healthy Families website with new articles, photos, banners and image galleries, at the click of a button, without the need for expensive editing software. Below is an example of the drag-and-drop tools built in allowing staff to easily change the structure of the website.

Treeview
“Treeview” takes the stress out of keeping content organised on the website

An integrated media library allows staff to upload shots directly from their digital cameras, crop, resize and create galleries on the website.

Distraction designed and developed the Lincolnshire Healthy Families website utilising our in-house Responsive Web Design (RWD) skills and experience. This is a web design approach aimed at designing and creating websites to provide the optimal viewing experience – easy to read and navigate with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling – meaning the website works well on everything from smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. The site will be used frequently by staff within the NHS who can access it to update information on their tablet computers while are they out and about on their rounds within Lincoln and the wider county.

The website also features the facility to translate the website into a number of languages for non-English speakers living in Lincoln or Lincolnshire and a postcode finder allowing new parents to gain advice and support from their local breastfeeding groups.

Why not check out the Lincolnite’s article reviewing the website, take a look at the new website itself and then contact us if you have any web design projects you might like us to be involved with!

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