You can download applications (apps) to your smartphone or tablet to help manage your health and wellbeing.
Health apps can help you to:
- track and monitor your symptoms
- stay active and healthy
- find online communities for people with similar conditions
- book appointments and order repeat prescriptions
- set medication reminders
- keep in touch with healthcare staff.
You can find apps for specific conditions – like dementia, diabetes and cancer – and for general healthy living.
Health apps cannot diagnose you. They'll only be able to help with day-to-day management of your health and wellbeing, or existing conditions. If you're worried about your health, talk to your doctor.
Make sure you use apps that have reliable information, such as those on the NHS website. You could also visit Digital Unite for their recommended health apps.