Wednesday, 22 June 2011

NHS Scotland SIGN App (Guildlines) on BBC News

Scottish doctor's health app downloaded 8,000 times
By Eleanor Bradford BBC Scotland Health Correspondent
"A new app for smartphones and tablets designed by the Scottish NHS has become one of the most popular free medical apps available for download.
It outlines what kind of care patients should expect when they suffer from particular medical conditions...
...The SIGN app (SIGN stands for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) was the idea of Prof John Kinsella..."

The link to the Health App..
The NHS Scotland SIGN App which was on BBC News is linked from the SIGN Guildlines website, it will link you through to the Apple App Store where you can download it to your iPad or iPhone
or go to the Appstore

NHS Scotland SIGN Guidelines App
"The SIGN Guidelines app has recently been updated and now includes the 2011 edition of SIGN 101 The British Guideline on the Management of Asthma featuring a new section on asthma in adolescents.
Also included is SIGN 124 Management of adult testicular germ cell tumours and SIGN 125 Management of atopic eczema in primary care/
Developed by the SIGN Executive in collaboration with Root Creative, Glasgow, the app contains Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) of these recently published SIGN guidelines:
Management of atopic eczema in primary care
Management of adult testicular germ cell tumours
Early rheumatoid arthritis
Venous thromboembolism
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults
Chronic venous leg ulcers
Stroke: identification and management of dysphagia
Stroke: rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning
Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy
Management of diabetes
Management of obesity
Non-pharmaceutical management of depression
Diagnosis and pharmacological management of Parkinson’s disease
British guideline on the management of asthma"

The most important development is the Introduction of the Buteyko Breathing Method for the treatment of Asthma
British guideline on the management of asthma

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma11 grants permission for British health professionals to recommend Buteyko, stating that the method "may be considered to help patients control the symptoms of asthma". The guideline grades clinical research on Buteyko with a 'B' classification - indicating that high quality supporting clinical trials are available (Table 2).

Root Creative Blog: SIGN iPhone and Android App 
Posted by Barry Brown On Friday, 25 March 2011
"...Root Creative Ltd have been selected to design and develop both an iPhone/iPad App and Android App on behalf of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), part of NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
...The official FREE App will contain 11 extensive quick reference guides (QRG), covering recently published SIGN guideline areas such as obesity, diabetes, stroke, depression, ulcers and arthritis.
The iPhone App, available for launch in April, will be closely followed by the Android version."

Keep nose breathing
warm regards
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