Publisher: Egton Medical Information System Limited (EMIS)
Devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (requires iOS 5.1 or later), smartphones/tablets (OS 4.0 and up), Windows Phone (8.1, 8, 7.5).
Available from: App Store, Google play and Windows Phone store.
Type of information:
Provides a database of over 900 patient information leaflets focusing on conditions and diseases. It also allows users to easily search for various health services in their area (England only).
For: Suitable for all, but particularly useful for healthcare professionals who disseminate patient education information.
- Main pros – Easily searchable A-Z list of health information leaflets, which can be bookmarked for future reference or emailed to patients.
- Main cons – Content is not as comprehensive as the patient.co.uk website. For example, it does not include the evidence based Patient Plus articles found on the website.
Many doctors provide patients with health information leaflets to complement their treatment. One trusted source for this information is patient.co.uk, which has recently released a mobile app to accompany its website.
The information in patient.co.uk’s leaflets has been written by a team of independent GPs and passes the NHS Information Standard, making it a reliable source of medical information. Many leaflets provide contact details of places to go for further help, and references for further reading.
The app can also be used to find the nearest health services, such as General Practitioners, dentists, pharmacies, hospitals and opticians, in the user’s local area.
A professional fee-based version of the app is also available at a cost of £9.99. This version provides access to patient.co.uk’s entire database of leaflets and professional reference articles.
Disclaimer: The content provided by the app is for information only and should not be solely used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions.
Please note: These apps require a 3G or broadband connection to work, in order to ensure the most up-to-date information is downloaded.
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