There is a vast number of health and medical mobile apps for smart phones, iPads, tablets etc.
Here are links to just a few of them.
If you have suggestions for more/better/your favourites, please contact us, and we’ll update the list.
The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet.
This is a list of apps available to support NHS staff with their mental health and wellbeing.
- BNF and BNF for Children: Download from: App Store
- Epocrates (free but watch out for UK applicability)
Summaries of Evidence / General Reference
- CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Program) – critically appraise medical research articles using the CASP checklists. Also includes a calculator that will calculate number needed to treat and other useful statistics. (Free, but currently only available for Apple devices.)
- Cochrane Library (free)
- NHS Safeguarding Guide (free) A resource for healthcare professionals to increase their awareness and understanding of safeguarding requirements.
- Patient Access (free)
Clinical Student Revision Guides
- Almost a Doctor online medical resource for medical students, junior doctors, nurses and medical professionals
- Geeky Medics a free online clinical skills resource for medical students. It provides guides to all of the key clinical skills medicals students are expected to learn, including step-by-step images and video demonstrations. There’s an app for Apple, and also Android.
- Prognosis: Your Diagnosis is an app that helps you test your decision making skills, assess your clinical knowledge, and then apply these skills to your day-to-day practice. Download it here for iOS devices or here for Android devices.
Other resources of interest are listed in the Doc2Doc “Survive Medical School” guide.
You might also find it useful to check out iMedicalApps which provides regular reviews of new apps.
“Once upon a time research meant mountains of paper, tapes, card-index systems and hours spent trying to find just the right note or adding bibliographical references. Today, mobile devices and cloud-based apps make life as a researcher easier and less stressful. Here are a few apps that you can use to streamline your research life.” – care of University of Sussex Technology Enhanced