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Apps for physical recovery

In this section, we've provided links to a range of apps that aim to help you with your physical recovery. The NHS apps library can be accessed here.


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Web Link: Corona Help UK (symptom tracker)

Corona-Help.UK is a website based, anonymous automated chat service. It asks you questions about your experience with coronavirus (COVID-19), including if you have ongoing symptoms, are staying at home or are self-isolating. The data can be downloaded by medical researchers and decision makers to help them understand how coronavirus might be spreading around the country and how to manage it. *NHS approved and free to use

Web Link: Falls Assistant (prevention of falls)

Falls Assistant is a falls prevention and self-management tool specifically designed and created to help prevent falls, keep people steady on their feet and stay as independent as possible. It enables older people, their carers and family members to assess their own falls risk, and then provides tailored advice that will give them a plan to reduce their risk of falls. *NHS approved (Scotland) and free to use

Web Link: Healthcare Anywhere (advice on long-term illnesses)

This app aims to help you learn more about your health conditions and their treatments, help you set and achieve goals for your health and health care, and give you access to advice and support from healthcare professionals and other patients. *NHS approved and free to use, but you need to be referred by a healthcare professional

Web Link: Healthera (pharmacist support)

This app helps you get the most out of your local pharmacy services. You can use it to manage your repeat prescriptions and medication, book appointments and contact your pharmacist for advice. *NHS approved and free to use

Web Link: iPrescribe (exercise prescription)

The iPrescribe Exercise app creates a 12-week exercise plan based on your health information. It then sets the duration and intensity of the exercise based on the information you enter.This app aims to help you improve your overall health, but can also be used to manage a number of long-term health conditions. *NHS approved and free to use

Web Link: MedLoop (GP apointments, prescriptions, test results)

The Medloop app lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, message your GP surgery, and look at your medical records and test results. *NHS approved and free to use

Web Link: myGP (appointments, prescriptions & medication reminders)

The myGP app lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and set up medication reminders on your smartphone. *NHS approved and free to use

Web Link: One You: Active 10 walking tracker

This link will take you to the Google Play store, where you can download the Active 10 walking tracker. Active 10 is a free and easy to use walking app that tracks your walking, and shows you how you can increase the intensity to benefit your health. The app is designed to support you to increase your daily level of physical activity, with simple and achievable milestones and rewards along the way. *Approved by Public Health England and free to download

Web Link: Pathway through pain (musculoskeletal pain)

Pathway through Pain is an online course to help you manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. The programme guides you through all the elements of an intensive pain management programme. You can work through the course at your own pace, and there's no time limit for completion. *NHS approved. It costs £40, but is free to use in some areas, folowing referral from a healthcare professional.

Web Link: Second nature (weight loss, healthy eating, coaching)

Second Nature's online weight loss programme gives you information and support to lose weight and build healthier lifestyle habits. Over a 12 week online programme, you'll work with your dedicated health coach to increase activity levels, create balanced meals, tackle negative thought patterns and learn how to deal with setbacks. You'll also have the support of a peer group and will receive daily articles to help and motivate you in different areas of lifestyle change.At the end...