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.
NHS Apps Library
Useful apps for patients to help them manage and improve their own health.
- BNF and BNF for Children: Download from: App Store and Google Play (no ATHENs login required since July 2017)
- NICE Guidance Download from: App Store and Google Play
- Adult Drug Calculations UK (free from App Store)
- Epocrates (free but watch out for UK applicability)
- Compatibility of Injectable Medicines – learning module: Available for free.This learning app is aimed at health care staff, especially nursing staff, and trainee pharmacists. Download from App Store.
Summaries of Evidence / General Reference
- NICE Evidence Search mobile version of incredibly useful resource.
- 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.)
- Adult Drug Calculator (free, but remember to bookmark Clinical Knowledge Summaries too)
- Cochrane Library (free)
- GP Notebook (cost: £27.99)
free registration gives access to online 3D Anatomy and 2D Anatomy resources
- 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 and from a list brought together by colleagues at West Suffolk Hospital Trust Library linked from EEL.nhs.uk (available to download as .doc only)
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