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A new electronic mobile phone and tablet app developed by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and partners has been launched to improve information sharing and support for children and young people with autism. The ‘About Me’ app was created in response to feedback from young people with autism and…
A virtual nurse named Cora could save lives by preventing heart attacks, research suggests. The interactive avatar, on all smartphones or tablets, provides advice on warning signs and explains what to do in the event of a repeat attack. Patients who have had a first heart attack are at high…
A new one-stop NHS website where patients book appointments, order prescriptions and access medical advice is being developed, health officials have announced. For minor ailments patients will be able to check their symptoms online and they will be able to read up on all manner of diseases. The new NHS.uk…
Data from health apps and wearable activity trackers such as Fitbits will feed directly into people's personal health records, the Health Secretary has announced. Jeremy Hunt said that a new list of NHS-approved health apps and other technology will be able to be linked directly into patient records. Speaking at…
A groundbreaking new app to help healthcare staff tackle antibiotic resistance has been launched in Scotland. The app, which will be rolled out nationwide, is a first for Scotland. Known as the Antimicrobial Companion, the app will give practitioners quick and easy access to clinical guidance and will support decision…
Nesta, along with partners, the Department of Health, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Society, have this week announced the launch of Dementia Citizens, a platform that aims to bring together researchers and those affected by dementia to help find ways to improve care. There are 850,000 people with dementia in…
The Department of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex recently hosted an innovative one-day workshop exploring the digital curriculum in social work education and practice. Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund and led by Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care, Dr Denise Turner (pictured),…
Organising and hosting events and conferences can involve a lot of administration. Conference programmes, and speaker and venue information need to be printed out and collated into delegate packs, which can be resource intensive and expensive. Given the popularity of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, there’s no reason…
A new new mobile phone/tablet App for the Edinburgh recovery community has been launched by the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership. The Addiction Recovery Companion (ARC) App is aimed at anyone in or seeking recovery and brings together information and tools to help people to access recovery services, organise their…
A new app which will help GPs, pharmacists and other health professionals with referrals for patients suspected of having cancer has been launched. The app, developed with health professionals and patients, is available to download for free via the Apple and Google app stores. It features a quick reference guide…
A new ‘friendship’ app designed to help people in a crisis is being developed by researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University. The software, called Rescue Station, is aimed at helping those at risk of suicide. It allows users to pre-arrange face-to-face support based on a traffic light system. Red signifies an…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has developed a new App to be used as a reference resource for all workers whose role includes supporting or caring for adults. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the worker’s own organisation’s adult support and protection policies and procedures. There…
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