An application that recreates the NHS direct symptom checker on a mobile phone. The app will ask the user a series of questions and recommend future course of action. If the action requires a emergency room visit then it alerts the emergency room or if it requires GP visit then sets up an appointment with the GP clinic. Additionally records the symptoms checked so that this can be shared with the doctor.
Our cutting edge service see www.virtuteq.com allows smart phone users (iphone, Nokia and Android) to view information relevant to their needs based on their location and what information is nearby. It works like an interactive website linked to a location. Just by holding up a phone and looking around through their smart phone camera, the general public can view clickable information on their phone screens linking them... more »
Immunisation records for NHS staff (which would cover childhood vaccination histories as well). Many NHS staff work in different NHS Trusts and on commencement of each employment they are required to submit evidence of their immunisation history. This is very repetitive, especially for those workers who rotate often, like doctors. An app with the history and a calculation of the next stages (boosters due) would be good... 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 »
Patient experience and involvement is central to shaping the future of the NHS. Patient Opinion allows users of the NHS (both patients and carers) a chance to share their stories, whether good or bad. Even better, Patient Opinion gives the relevant NHS organisation an opportunity to respond and demonstrate whether a change has been made to the service. We propose a free app which allows people to share these powerful... more »
In instances when hospitals and other health organisations want to post shortened URLs - for example on Twitter where there's limited space - it would be great to be able to use a URL shortener (like bit.ly) that included the NHS - or DH - brand. This way, our links would still have the trustworthiness of the brand, even when they're truncated.
NHS South Central SHA has recently produced two learning modules in the form of apps for mobile phones. Aimed primarily at nurses and midwives, one provides refresher learning on Adult Drug Calculations, the other on the Compatibility of Injectable Medicines. Developed with content from local subject experts, both are free to anyone in the UK with an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. Google 'Adult Drug Calculations... more »