The NHS app - an eGPlearning Podblast perspective

November 2, 2018

eGPlearning PodBlast - Introducing the NHS App

Welcome to our deep dive episode on the upcoming NHS app - which we cover multiple areas of primary care and patient care. A highly opinionated episode which we encourage your comments and feedback on. 

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2.25 Andy has had a cold and been on a cruise

2.40 Gandhi has also had a holiday, working on TipThursday especially the Kardia Alivekor episode with a free resource on the episode available here. 

3.30 Today we are talking about the upcoming NHS app

 

We are going to talk about the app. This was inspired by a great article by our friends at Gizmodo. http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/08/exclusive-heres-what-the-new-nhs-app-will-look-like-and-why-it-could-have-been-so-much-worse/

 

The intentions behind the app are exactly what you might expect: Make it easier for patients to access healthcare services, cut down on administrative burden, and eventually provide a means to connect with other health apps, like Fitbit and Apple’s Health app.

 

Jeremy Hunt set out “8 challenges” for the app

  • (7.20) Symptom checking and triage (i.e. figuring out if you’re just being a hypochondriac or whether you should be in an ambulance right now)- eConsultation, webGP, babylon AI
  • (13.00) Access to your medical records and security issues. 
  • (23.10) GP appointment booking
  • (28.20) Repeat prescription ordering
  • (29.50) Changing data sharing preferences
  • (31.38) Changing organ donation preferences
  • (33.38) Changing end of life care choices - DNAR medical decision
  • (38.50) Promoting “approved apps” to patients - see the NHS app library and @OrchaUK

(42.50) Summary of our views (including a compliment for Jeremy Hunt!!!!) including the issue of photo ID verification to use the app. 

These are discussed in turn during the show...

(49.00) Sign off and next episode spoilers

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