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Children in need of help will be able to get counselling on their smartphones through a new app launched by the NSPCC's Childline. The app will allow youngsters to chat directly with a counsellor, as well as get advice on issues such as bullying. It also includes a private "locker"…
People in North Wales who need treatment for an injury can now get up to the minute information on waiting times at the regions Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has teamed up with the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust who have developed…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), regulator for the social care workforce in NI, has refreshed their Mobile Learning App ‘The Domiciliary Care Toolkit’. The App has updated content on Dementia Care, Adult Safeguarding and the NISCC Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers. Sean Holland, Chief…
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…
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