Apps and tools for patient care
New digital apps and tools are empowering people to take control of their health and improving patient care.
The Empower the Person roadmap sets out what's available now, along with delivery milestones for meeting our aim of giving people and patients the digital tools and information they need to better manage their health, wellbeing and care. (Links to an external website. Please see Accessibility Statement)
Where we are working
You can see where we are working on Empower the Person programmes, plotted on our interactive (beta) map.
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Join our Empower the Person community of interest to access presentations, latest updates and discussion forums. Log in using your nhs.net email. If you don’t have one, email firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
Our digital services for patients at a glance
The NHS website
The NHS website (nhs.uk) gives the public information about conditions, treatments, medicines, NHS services and more.
The NHS App is a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet.
NHS apps library
The apps library on nhs.uk helps patients and the public find tools to help them manage and improve their health.
The NHS login makes it easier and quicker for people to see their personal health information online. In future, they’ll use it to access other health and social care services online.
NHS WiFi is working to make sure everyone can access free, secure and consistent WiFi services at NHS sites across England.
Examples of how technology can improve patient care
A software platform that turns physiotherapy exercises into video games and helps with injury rehabilitation.
An app that combines waiting times at urgent care centres with up-to-the-minute travel information to help patients decide where to go for faster treatment for minor injuries.