A 'website-based-app'; - an easy and innovative way to measure, track and record comments on your state of mind, allowing you to see what things in life bring you up/down - your results can be sent to friends and carers, alerting them if you're down - the process of self-measuring in this way in itself seems to help self-awareness, maintenance of balance, and recovery (see the tremendous comments below) - the daily ...more »
Your favourite existing health app
HealthUnlocked is an online support network for Patient Organizations that plugs into clinical care. We already have over 30 organizations on board and the network is growing every day. It lets patients share experiences, monitor their health, and share the outcome of their treatment with doctors online using PROMs (Patient Recorded Outcome Measures) as well as symptom tracking tools. Patients involved in these networks ...more »
My favourite existing app - FoodWiz.co. Created by a mother of children with food allergies. A newly launched app for people with food allergies and intolerances, fully supported by Allergy UK and the major supermarkets. There is now no need to spend hours trying to read small print on food packaging to see if it is 'safe'. Download FoodWiz onto your smartphone and input the ingredients you wish to avoid; eg, nuts, ...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 »
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 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 »
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.
VitalPAC is an award-winning app that works within a secure, closed hospital wireless network. It ensures that doctors and nurses assess and monitor their patients correctly, and as often as needed. Alarmingly, many thousands of hospital patients die every year worldwide because clinicians fail to notice or fail to respond promptly to patients who are deteriorating or have other high risk conditions such as infections ...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.
At Birmingham Children's Hospital we are developing an app that is a paediatric anaesthetic drug dose calculator based on the drugs in our formulary that we use every day. These doses will have been checked by our pharmacists and anaesthetic consultants. Our hospital anaesthetic guidelines for emergency care of children will be available at a glance. This will provide an easy check for our doctors giving drugs and care ...more »
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 »
The ‘Patient Safety Manual’ originally existed in paper format and had been created by senior consultants from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to aid junior doctors. Over several years this paper manual evolved into an invaluable guide to common clinical situations, such as chest pain, alcohol withdrawal or hypertension, and commonly needed reference material, such as optimum fluid management, common drug doses ...more »
iphone app which uses established formulae to show people how their blood alcohol level will rise and fall after a drink, it also shows the astonishing increase in the risks of having an accident while driving with various alcohol levels.
In 2010, NHS Coventry launched a smartphone app which supported the Get the Right Treatment campaign. The app uses data from NHS Choices to give the user the locations of their nearest GP, pharmacy and Walk-in Centre from their current position. An update was launched earlier this year which included information and directions to the various sexual health services in the city. As of June 2011, the app had been downloaded ...more »
Malnutrition is a major public health issue as at any one time more than 3 million adults in the UK are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, the majority living in the community. Additionally, around 1 in 3 of adults is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition on admission to hospital or recent admission to care homes. However, much malnutrition remains unidentified and untreated, unnecessarily increasing ...more »
Wellnote by Dr Darzi has been developed by Professor Ara Darzi and a team of doctors from Imperial College Healthcare and Imperial College London. The app empowers users to take more control over their health and allows them to rate the quality of care they receive. The app includes the following functions; Find Services - see all your local healthcare providers (currently available in England only) Ratings - see Wellnote ...more »
Thrombolysis (or “clot busting drug”) is used to treat stroke caused by a blocked blood vessel to part of the brain (ischaemic stroke). Before treatment, a clinician must assess the patient to ensure they are suitable to receive thrombolysis and then consider the balance of risks and benefits with the patient and/or relatives as appropriate. The main side effect of thrombolysis is bleeding in the brain (intracranial haemorrhage), ...more »
Vasculitis Webinars is a facility delivered by The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation offering an online seminar with a guest panel of Vasculitis specialists. The facility allows patients to access a quarterly seminar to listen to the latest guidance information from the comfort of their home. The panel provide presentation on specialist elements of the disease and patients have the facility to interact and submit questions. ...more »
CaSH 2U (Contraception & Sexual Health). An App designed for young people to dowload to their mobile phones giving details of clinics and venues where emergency contraception, chlamydia testing, advice, pregnancy support, free condoms are available across Wirral. Young people do not like leaflets!!! Now they have our services at their fingertips. Allows a postcode search to find nearest venues, lists the high schools ...more »
Rally Round helps carers seek and co-ordinate practical help from family and friends - fetching the shopping, cutting the grass, mending the dripping tap etc. It can also help reduce loneliness "Can someone please pop in Thurs after 2pm to see John, as he's been on his own for 2 days". Rally Round is at www.rallyroundme.com and a video tour is at www.rallyroundme.com/tour The 'state of play' for each person being helped ...more »
I Can Do It is a site that integrates with facebook and encourages people to commit to activities, related to the 5 ways to wellbeing. See www.icandooit.com for a short video tour. 43% of UK population have a Facebook account - only Hong Kong and Canada have a greater proportion of citizens as users! Users choose activities from a default list for each of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing (keep active, connect etc) or they type ...more »
My Favourite app is from Heart Uk and is called HealthUnlocked. Here people who have inherited cholesterol can discuss and get advice on this illness. When diagnosed with inherited cholesterol it can be a worrying time and this site comes with help and ways to combat the problem.
'Thrombosis Guidelines' by Cranworth Medical Ltd. Free to download. Over the last few years the multidisciplinary Thrombosis and Thromboprophylaxis committee at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have developed a unique and expansive range of guidelines for the prevention and management of venous thromboembolism and also for the management of anticoagulation in adult hospital inpatients. The guidelines are presented ...more »