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.co.uk¬ ¬†(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¬