Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By last December less than half of patients entitled to the flu jab received it (the Lung foundation) in addition to less than half of hospital workers (the Independent). This resulted in A&E visits rising by one third, above and beyond the 80% increase in respitratory admissions usually observed from December to February (PULSE).
Many winter illnesses are due to respiratory problems, yet still the majority of patients don’t use their inhaler correctly. The BMA Reported that last winter was the worst winter on record for GP workload.
With the burden of winter pressures set to continue, utilising Health Apps to help manage conditions has never been more significant. Health apps offer patients a simple, quick and free way to improve their self-management and choose the right services.
HERE ARE THREE SIMPLE APPS YOU CAN USE STRAIGHT AWAY TO HELP:
ORCHA'S TOP 3 HEALTH APPS FOR CHOOSING WELL THIS WINTER
Zephyr Guide : Help patients with COPD and asthma improve their inhaler’s effectiveness with the zephyr guide.
Evergreen Life: Help keep your weekly flu stats down & get your patients and staff to book their flu jab with evergreen flu jab booker.
Medelinked: Help patients keep a complete health record before an appointment, or access a symptom checker before making the appointment with Medelinked.