HEALTH APPS FOR SMART PHONES AND TABLETS
The NHS Apps Library was launched in 2017 to help patients make better choices about the digital health and care tools they use. At the moment, the library has a small selection of tools that meet the standards people expect from the NHS. It also offers patients and the public the opportunity to tell the NHS what they think about the Apps. The full app library is available through the link NHS App Library.
Use of the tools/apps presented in the library is not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare professional. It is up to you to contact a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your health. Some of the free, more general use apps available from the NHS App Library and Play Stores are:
British Red Cross Baby and Child First Aid (Red Cross First Aid for Children)
This provides simple, easy-to-learn skills to help a baby or child in a first aid emergency
British Red Cross First Aid (Red Cross First Aid for Adults)
This features simple, easy-to-learn skills for a range of first aid situations
Echo (NHS App Library)
This helps you order and manage NHS prescriptions. It also reminds you when and how to take your medicines.
HANDI Taunton (Handi Taunton)
This provides expert support to parents/ carers looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses (diarrhoea, chesty baby and child, high temperature, abdominal pain & common new born problems).
Health Help Now (NHS App Library)
This helps you find the right treatment for your health needs
Stress & Anxiety Companion (NHS App Library)
This helps you handle stress and anxiety on-the-go. It contains tools like breathing exercises, relaxing music and games which are designed to calm the mind.
Student Health (NHS App Library)
This provides access to more than 900 pages of reliable health information. The content has been created for university students by NHS doctors and is regularly updated.
Please note that apps are being added or taken away from the library all the time and so you should check the website to see the current recommendations.