New digital platform scoops Public Health Award

Patient and RoadtoHealth team members, were presented with their award certificates by Lord Patel of Bradford, at RSPH ceremony.

A new digital platform that lets users measure and improve their health has picked up a Health and Wellbeing award in this year's Royal Society for Public Health Awards scheme.

Patient, the UK's leading independent health information website and RoadtoHealth teamed up to create MyHealth - a free online health platform, which provides individuals with an accurate analysis of their health and enables users to set and track their own health goals.

The RSPH Health & Wellbeing awards are in their sixth year and it is the first time a digital platform has gained such an award.

Ben Foster, Operations Director at Patient, said: "We're delighted to receive this prestigious award which acknowledges our innovative contribution to promoting health and health awareness. Patient and RoadtoHealth are proud that the MyHealth platform makes it easy for an individual to measure and take proactive steps to improve their health. With over 73,000 people having already taken the test and 98% of those setting their own health goals, we really are helping improve the health of the nation."

The RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards showcase the contribution of health promotion to public health in the UK. The aim of the Awards is to recognise achievement in the development and implementation of health promotion and community wellbeing strategies and initiatives

The awards criteria include an established commitment by organisations to health promotion, leadership at top level and robust strategies that tackle a wide array of health promotion issues - including health inequality.

Chief Executive of RSPH Shirley Cramer CBE said: "The RSPH is proud to be supporting and encouraging good practice in health improvement through the national Health & Wellbeing Awards scheme. Our assessment process has been extremely rigorous and this accolade denotes that our winners are at the forefront of good health promotion practice."