Congratulations to Adam Gee, our Non-Executive Director, who last night picked up a prestigious BAFTA (interactive category) for Embarrassing Bodies.
The website wowed over judges as it encouraged users who had seen the Channel 4 programme, now in its second series on Wednesdays at 8pm, to visit the site if they were worried about an embarrassing medical problem.
More than 2.5 million videos have been viewed on the site which is the most-viewed area of www.channel4.com.
The service features actors demonstrating how to perform simple self-checks on the body and Doctor Christian Jessen tells users what symptoms to look for.
Users could also upload their results on to the site – giving a unique picture of the nation’s health.
The website has been running for 18 months and continues to attract thousands of hits from people who want professional online health advice before they visit their doctor.
The service also featured a questionnaire for STD diagnosis, taken by more than 250,000 people, a health calculator and doctor responses to embarrassing body questions.
Embarrassing Bodies: www.channel4embarrassingillnesses.com