Recommended Apps

NHS Food Scanner

The Food Scanner app, is a helpful tool for uncovering the sugar content in your favourite cola or the salt content in sauce. The app aims to assist individuals and their families in making healthier choices when it comes to food and beverages.

By simply scanning the barcode of a food or drink item, users can quickly access information about its nutritional contents.

For a wealth of ideas on maintaining a healthy and happy family, users can search for ‘Change4Life’ within the app.

The app incorporates Augmented Reality (AR) to provide users with an immersive experience, visualising the composition of their food and drink right in front of their eyes.

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HANDi Paediatric

HANDi, developed by the paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital, offers expert support for parents, caregivers, and medical professionals attending to children with the most prevalent childhood illnesses.

For parents and caregivers, HANDi provides illness-specific home assessment guidelines, directs them to appropriate local healthcare settings, and offers valuable information about each illness. Healthcare professionals, both in the community and hospital settings, can benefit from the app’s assessment guidelines.

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The NHS App, operated and maintained by the NHS, provides a convenient and secure means to access various NHS services using your smartphone or tablet.

To utilise the NHS App, you must be at least 13 years old and registered with a GP surgery in England. 

With the NHS App, you can:

– Obtain your NHS COVID Pass.
– Seek advice on coronavirus.
– Request repeat prescriptions.
– Book and manage appointments at your GP surgery.
– Access health information and guidance.
– Safely view your health record.
– Register your organ donation decision.
– Understand how the NHS utilises your data.

If your GP surgery or hospital provides additional services through the NHS App, you may also be able to:

– Communicate with your GP surgery, doctor, or health professional online.
– Consult a GP or health professional using an online form and receive a response.
– Access health services on behalf of someone you care for.
– View your hospital and other healthcare appointments.
– Access helpful links shared by your doctor or health professional.
– View and manage your care plans.

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getUBetter offers a local digital self-management solution for common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, including back, back and leg, neck, knee, or shoulder pain.

The app is free for patients, and upon registration, you will receive customised content created by your local NHS clinical team. 

getUBetter assists in managing new or recurring muscle, bone, and joint conditions. The app works in collaboration with local NHS and non-NHS providers.

How does it work?

The app provides personalised treatment guidance, supporting your recovery day by day, 24/7.

It aids you through:

– Triage (screening and monitoring symptoms)
– Recovery (personalised, targeted content daily)
– Referral (connecting you with local treatments and healthcare providers)
– Rehab (linking to local rehab programs, if available)
– Prevention (supporting prevention and managing new episodes)

Additionally, the app can offer access to local treatment, NHS healthcare providers, and services such as wellbeing, counselling, and physiotherapy to further assist your recovery.

The app is suitable for:

– Individuals experiencing new, recurring, or ongoing muscle or joint problems.
– Patients aged 18 years and above.
– Those requiring self-management support.
– Individuals not needing ongoing medical management.

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NHS Couch to 5K

Start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle with small changes that make a big difference. 

Join the millions of people who have already embarked on their running journey with the renowned Couch to 5K plan. Now, it’s your turn to kickstart your health.

This easy-to-follow program is well-known worldwide and specifically designed for beginners in need of extra support and motivation. The app, features a lineup of fantastic trainers who will guide, support, and motivate you throughout the process. Comedians Sarah Millican and Sanjeev Kohli, and presenter Jo Whiley have already empowered countless individuals to begin their running journeys.

Couch to 5K offers:

 – A flexible program that can be completed in as little as 9 weeks, or at your own pace if you prefer a longer duration.
 – An easy-to-follow countdown timer that visually and audibly displays the time remaining for each run.
 – Integration with your preferred music player, automatically lowering the volume during instructions and motivations from your chosen trainer.
 – Timely tips and motivations to keep you engaged and motivated on your fitness journey.
 – A halftime bell signal to indicate when you’ve reached the halfway point, so you know when it’s time to head back home.
 – Progress tracking and achievement awards as you advance through the runs.
 – Connection with like-minded individuals through the Couch to 5K online communities.

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NHS Quit Smoking

Designed to assist individuals in their journey to quit smoking permanently, the NHS Quit Smoking app offers a comprehensive 28-day program that delivers practical support, encouragement, and customised clinical guidance right at your fingertips.

Research indicates that individuals who manage to remain smoke-free for 28 days are five times more likely to quit smoking for good.

From start to finish, the app will be by your side, helping you reach your goal, offering assistance if you encounter obstacles, and celebrating your achievements not just for 28 days but beyond!

Each week, you will be provided with a detailed guide, breaking it down into manageable portions. This will include missions for you to accomplish and timely, valuable advice to keep you on track.

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