Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have all come together in a coordinated response in the wake of a stark warning from the NHS that scaremongering presented a risk to life as the number of cases in the UK rose to 373, with six deaths. The health service was moved to call out the risks associated with fake
Veteran patients at a specialist NHS orthopaedic hospital can now benefit from an app that helps them feel more informed about their pre and post-op care and treatment. The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Shropshire is the first NHS Trust to use the myrecovery app. The app is designed with orthopaedic patients
The Topol Review of the training needs of the future NHS workforce has published its recommendations that include an increase in the number of clinicians trained to use digital, AI and robotics technologies. Commissioned by the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, the Topol Review is led by California-based scientist Dr Eric Topol, an expert in
Moonpig, a personalised greeting card company, joined with NHS Blood & Transplant to curate a social good message to encourage the UK public to sign up for organ donations. The company partnered with the NHSBT to add a unique message to its Valentine’s Day campaign by handing out 6,400 free cards to those on the
A smartphone app that aids pregnant women to manage gestational diabetes has been approved to become part of the NHS Apps Library. The app, which was developed by Drayson Technologies, GDm-Health, addresses gestational diabetes mellitus (GDm), a form of glucose intolerance that begins during pregnancy and resolves following birth. This form of diabetes can be
The eagerly awaited NHS app library is scheduled to go live the end of march, however it will only have some apps on offer. Indra Hoshi, clinical lead digital in urgent care at NHS England, spoke at the Digital Technology Show in London earlier this week, commenting that the library will be available this month
For the first time in the UK, NHS England has created an @NHS account which will be operated by a different patient or member of staff each week, in a new initiative aiming to provide a personal viewpoint on the NHS via voices from the frontline.