Version 2 of the NHS website has now gone live, with a few significant changes. First off, the homepage: gone is the smiling lady with her head in the clouds. Now it looks a lot less ‘2.0’, and a lot more businesslike, which is probably a good thing.
There’s much greater prominence for things like ‘calculators, quizzes and interactive tools‘, and a whole new ‘Behind the headlines’ section which will provide ‘an unbiased and evidence-based analysis of health stories that make the news’ – including links to both the media coverage and the source material (where available). The aim is to respond on the day; an RSS feed is available immediately, with an email alerting service to follow. For what it’s worth, I think this is a brilliant addition to the site. And so far, they’re doing a good job of keeping it readable.
PS: Not the only NHS site to get a facelift this week, as I’ll be revealing shortly… 🙂