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Patients and nurses join forces on app-review website

Specialist nurses and patients have joined forces to create a freely accessible app-review website for those with stroke or brain injuries.
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Specialist nurses and patients have joined forces to create a freely accessible app-review website for those with stroke or brain injuries

The www.my-therappy.co.uk NHS website hopes to clarify the difference between the bewildering array of apps on offer for mobile and tablet, through the use of a star-rating and reviews.

Each relevant app comes with a profile that includes information such as cost, clinician rating, user rating, app description, feedback from users and what the app can help with.

Positive feedback

The website has received positive feedback from charities Different Strokes, Stroke Association and Headway.

Clinical lead for the project Ruth Siewruk said: 'We want to empower patients to manage their health in the way that is

Specialist nurses and patients have joined forces to create a freely accessible app-review website for those with stroke or brain injuries

iPhone user
The www.my-therappy.co.uk site offers patients with stroke or brain injuries advice on good apps
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The www.my-therappy.co.uk NHS website hopes to clarify the difference between the bewildering array of apps on offer for mobile and tablet, through the use of a star-rating and reviews.

Each relevant app comes with a profile that includes information such as cost, clinician rating, user rating, app description, feedback from users and what the app can help with.

Positive feedback

The website has received positive feedback from charities Different Strokes, Stroke Association and Headway.

Clinical lead for the project Ruth Siewruk said: 'We want to empower patients to manage their health in the way that is right for them, and this website helps those who are recovering from a stroke or brain injury to do exactly that.'

She added that specialist nurses had used apps such as RCP Patient and Smoke Free to help deliver education and care in an alternative way, while meeting a rising demand for app use from patients.

Apps listed on the website are reviewed by specialist nurses and patients who have have a stroke or brain injury.


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