The ‘Me, Myself & I’ concept has been created by Staffordshire County Council and is being converted into an app which puts the individual in control of identifying their health and social care needs through innovative game play. The app acts as an independent self-assessment tool and can be used by patients, healthcare professionals and support workers. The individual plays a card game which takes a holistic approach ...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 »
Map of Medicine on the iPhone!
One of the features of CFS/ME is the ‘boom and bust’ energy cycle. RNHRD and Northern CFS/ME Clinical Network (working with Indigo) are at testing stage with an app for CFS/ME patients which helps patients track energy levels, shows energy patterns and helps patients plan their activities to achieve their baseline and then to safely increase levels of activity. The app is called ActiveME© and will be released before ...more »
FREE app, just launched, built around comprehensive NHS Choices database: "Healthcare in your Pocket". • search and navigate to/contact local NHS services • interactive touch operated health A-Z • emergency button for quick access to NHS Direct and emergency services in UK and abroad • “ICE” template to store emergency contacts and key health information for quick recall http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pockethealth/id445559088?mt=8 ...more »
My favourite map is the Bowel Cancer Map http://www.bowelcancermap.org An interactive tool to provide bowel cancer data for your area and to highlight variations in mortality and incidence across the UK. The Map is an ongoing project and in time will become an information resource used to support and empower patients whilst making decisions about their treatment and care, to highlight inequalities in outcomes for bowel ...more »
Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise there is - and can done as part of a daily routine (e.g. going to work/shops/etc.) rather than something that needs time specially allocated. CycleStreets helps people discover practical routes for cycling, away from traffic - which are not always obvious if you're only used to driving. Just enter a start point and finish point, and CycleStreets will give you the best route! ...more »
The Royal College of Radiologists has developed an app for its NHS-Evidence accredited radiology referral guidelines. The app, featuring the updated seventh edition of the highly successful Making the best use of clinical radiology services (MBUR), helps referring GPs, clinicians and other healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate imaging investigation(s) or intervention for a given diagnostic or imaging ...more »
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 »
allows patients to order scripts through an app and conversely for the surgery to send them prescription alerts - eg review due , bloods due
Carbs & Cals - it is a fantastic app for people with diabetes and also if you are trying to lose weight as it shows you pictures of different portions of food. Great for carbohydrate counting if you have Type 1 diabetes.
Rapidly progressive dementia, often caused by Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is diagnosed late making progress towards therapeutics very difficult. This app is directed at healthcare professionals. It will provide a diagnostic flow-chart to assist rapid diagnosis, educational tools, information about referral to national centres of expertise and clinical trials, and guidance about how to avoid transmission of prion infection ...more »