Health apps are on the up and it is a good thing to see these days since we are spending more time on our mobile phones.The app was developed with health professionals and patients and investment by the Scottish Government costing 12K. Although the app is aimed for the UK it will do no harm to take note of what is on offer..The app is simple to use with 3 main menus to pick from the offering a list of guidelines for multiple types of cancer.
Health Secretary Shona Robison said:
“We are committed to supporting people with cancer and ensuring they have access to the best possible care.“This app, which has been developed in partnership with health professionals and patients, will make it easier and quicker for doctors, pharmacists and senior nurses to access information on referral for those suspected of having cancer.”
Dr Douglas Rigg, a Glasgow GP, who was also involved in the development of the app said:
“The app brings us quick access to information to support clinical decision making. It has immediate and constant access as the offline feature means no internet connection is required. The app will also allow for updates of any major changes in guidance. Mobile devices are becoming an integral part of GPs equipment and apps like this are part of the future of primary care and for GPs keeping knowledge up to date.”