We want you to tell us about the best health apps, and to hear your ideas for new ones.
For six weeks from Monday, 22nd August, we’ll be inviting people to contribute to a conversation about innovation, information and apps for health and care. We want to find examples of the best, most popular existing health apps, and hear your ideas for apps that haven’t been developed yet.
We want to hear from anyone with an interest, whether you’re a patient, doctor, nurse or an app developer.
At the end of the six weeks a panel of judges will choose their favourite apps and ideas to be showcased at an event in the Autumn.
We’re happy for you to submit any ideas, but as a guide we’re hoping to hear about apps for:
- Personalisation and choice of care and support - for example, an app that allows people to search for health information online
- Better health and care outcomes - for example, an app that allows a patient to manage their health condition
- Autonomy and accountability - for example, an app that allows patients to rate and review their local health services
- Improving public health - for example, an app that tracks your levels of exercise
- Improving long-term care and support - for example, an app that helps patients plan their own care
You can submit ideas, post a comment, or vote for ideas others have submitted via this site: Your ideas
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In this video below Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, introduces the Maps and apps project.
What have the people behind this said about apps and health?
Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health:
“We want to give people better access to information that will put them in control of their health and help make informed choices about their healthcare.
“Over the next six weeks, we want to hear from patients, health professionals and budding app developers on their ideal new app. This is a unique opportunity for the NHS and those who develop apps to not only showcase their work but bring to life new ideas and realise true innovation in healthcare.”
Dr Shaibal Roy, NHS Future Forum:
“I’m proud to be part of this call for ideas from patients, their families, the public and frontline health care professionals. Useful and easy to use smartphone apps and information maps will surely support both patients and clinicians in their shared decisions to improve outcomes. This is an open invitation to tell us about apps and maps already in use, and new apps and maps that are needed. The outcomes will be transparently shared.
“I hope this work will help the NHS understand completely new ways to help improve outcomes for individuals and their families. There are inspiring apps and incredible ideas that have never before been gathered and shared nationally. We hope to accomplish this quickly, and in doing so, build a community of champions to explore this particular view of the future.”