Apps present a fantastic opportunity to not only improve the quality of our healthcare but also help us to live healthier lifes. The market is awash with apps though and we have no ability to see whether what is being downloaded will actually improve our health or if our personal data will be stored safely.
At the practice we want to ensure that if you are using apps to look after yourselves or manage any conditions you have or if you are looking to start using them you can find the best and safest ones available.
For this reason we would like to make you aware of https://bolton.orcha.co.uk/ essentially a comparison website for health and care apps. On there you can see how an app performs along three main strands: user experience, clinical effectiveness and data security.
Try the new NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use myGP or SystmOn-line you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp