With people over 70 and those with underlying health conditions to stay at home, digital health resources have never been so important to manage conditions and help wellbeing. Health and care apps, when used safely, help to keep pressure off the NHS in a time of high demand, as well as allowing patients to protect themselves …

by Heather Smith

We’ve had some wonderful feedback following our previous newsletters, and we’re so glad to learn that some of our messages are helping people in this time of crisis. However, we want to do more to support those on the front line, and as such we are running a series of webinars in the upcoming weeks. …

by Heather Smith

What are we offering Our team starts development of a set of services and apps to help citizens manage life under quarantine restrictions. The first mobile app helps to form a shopping list of goods that the user (and family) might need during the quarantine time. The shopping list content and norms of goods are …

by Heather Smith

EOLAS has developed an app that doctors and nurses can download. This allows local department guidance and instructional videos to be uploaded. There is a specific COVID-19 section within the app that has all the latest national guidance for healthcare professionals, this also allows Emergency Departments to upload their own specific guidelines and videos (for …

by Heather Smith

As schools across the UK close to most children, 8.2 million young people will now be kept at home. (1) Embracing their love of smartphones, apps can keep children and young people engaged with their health and wellbeing, as well as relieving pressure on the NHS. App stores are, however, unregulated, and 85% of apps do not …

by Heather Smith

WHO is launching a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. From government leaders to health workers and family and friends, …

by Heather Smith

Created by 2 practising NHS GPs Farrukh Shamshad and Saima Qurban, it allows patients using their smartphones or tablets to consult with clinicians using desktop or smart device. It’s simple to set up. We wanted to help with the response to the Corona virus. GP&Me is working in association with The Martin Bell Partnership. We’ve got …

by Heather Smith

Sleep. It’s something we all need, but something that can often be compromised by the habits of modern life. Experts have described sleep as a hidden health crisis, and studies consistently associate shortened sleep duration with weight gain, risk of myocardial infarction, hypertension, and diabetes, when compared to individuals with normal sleep. With World Sleep Day …

by Heather Smith