An online video library which covers a wide selection of topics, conditions and procedures has been made available to NHS clinicians and patients.

The Health and Care Video Library has been produced by digital health agency Health and Care Innovations (HCI), in partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

The library of more than 600 health and care videos have all been written by NHS clinicians and developed to work within care pathways.

A six-month licence for the video library for has been secured by NHSX. The library will form part of NHSX’s Covid-19 response and will be made available to NHS staff.

The short and easily accessible videos, cover topics and conditions from pregnancy to podiatry and have been designed to offer a practical and easier to understand alternative to written information.

Clinicians already utilising HCI’s video content as part of their care pathways have benefited from being able to refer patients to reputable and consistent advice. By ensuring patients are prepared and knowledgeable, they have been able to release their capacity to care.

To support the use of the video library and to help maximise its impact, HCI have created an online Resource Hub for NHS clinicians to access information and guidance on how to use and share the videos in clinical specialties and pathways.

HCI director, Richard Wyatt-Haines, said: “We’ve seen great things happen in health when simple digital solutions are implemented effectively. Now, more than ever, we can help utilise our content to reduce outpatient demand, increase prevention and self-care and facilitate remote consultations.

“It is a joy for us as a team to now be able to share this more widely so more patients can benefit, and life is made just that little bit easier for clinicians.”

The Health and Care Video Library can be accessed here and is also available as an app by searching for ‘Health and Care Videos’ in your app store.