This mobile phone app has been developed by oncologists working with engineers at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford ( http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk ), together with a spin-out company, t+ Medical. The app is for use by people with cancer who are being treated with oral chemotherapy at home, to record any side-effects or possible infections. This information is available immediately for hospital nurses to ...more »
HealthUnlocked (Ovacome) , a wonderful support site for women suffering from ovarian cancer. We can access direct support, ask questions from fellow patients and ex-patients as well as supportline nursing staff. Just brilliant! Easy to use and informative.
A directory of simple diagrams and pictures that could be shared with patients or carers when explaining anatomy, procedures or treatments. The great health professionals I have met have often drawn diagrams to explain where something is (bile duct) and what they're doing (inserting stents, resectioning a liver). I'm thinking of something simple, marker pen diagrams on the back of note files are great, but simple picture ...more »
“Florence” or “Flo” is an NHS owned, low cost web app designed to enable many thousands of patients take responsibility for the monitoring and management of their own condition or treatment. Flo allows multiple healthcare teams to share patient information and assist patients in the management of their own care for a single or multiple conditions. Flo is used to: -Regularly collect, monitor and alert on any biometric ...more »
Wow, that’s a lot for an app to do I hear you say. You are right, it would need capabilities way beyond what is possible solely with a smartphone app. However "my favourite app" bit.ly/oPqDX6 an NHS owned, low cost innovation “Florence” aka “Flo” is already doing all of this and a lot more, working with unlimited single conditions and co-morbidities sharing data instantly across primary, secondary and 3rd sector teams, ...more »
The app would be a self assessment tool for patients, that would guide them through assessing themselves using the distress thermometer. The app could be set that they could assess themselves when they want, but it could also ask for random assessment as well. As well assessing their distress the app should also collect information on what is going on in the patients life at that time, such as 1st cycle chemotherapy, ...more »
An App for patients who have completed cancer treatments - chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc and who now need to focus on getting back to maximum health. Would advise on general weight control, getting fit, watching alcohol intake and dietary advice. Could be downloaded from national cancer sites and linked to particular tumour diagnoses. Interactive sections to monitor progress and guide targets. Guidance on new symptoms ...more »
iBreastCheck by Breakthrough Breast Cancer - vital issue, practical tool that shows how to check for breast cancer symptoms, gives really practical reminders and allows users to take their own risk factor test. Highly recommend all women (and men) should have this vital app.
The app helps people find out about all the possible warning signs and symptoms of cancer, and encourages them to get checked out as soon as they notice any unusual changes in their bodies.This is important as many people put off seeing the doctor, thinking they'll waste the GP's time The app features an interactive anatomical map of cancer ‘hotspots’, and includes video content featuring doctors’ advice and real-life ...more »