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Primary care development zone

Using technology

Digital Technology is important part of the future of health services, in particular primary care including GP Online services,  Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS), public health interactive tools such as the Heart Age Test app.

In its Digital Doctor? survey Ipsos have examined attitudes and behaviours of primary care physicians in 18 key countries with insights on artificial intelligence, telemedicine, social media use, and recommendation of apps/wearables. See the highlights here.

The Social media toolkit for the NHS from NHS Employers contains all you need as a communications lead, team or organisation to review and refresh how you are using social media.

Medical Apps

New digital apps and tools are empowering people to take control of their health and improving patient care.

Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for health and social care (DTAC) will form a baseline for digital health and care technologies enabling both patients and the system to adopt relevant, safe and innovative technologies much more quickly.

The NHS Apps library  includes health and wellbeing apps which have been through an assessment process.  As of 1 November 2020, assessment of apps for the library will be carried out by NHS X.

Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications (ORCHA) carry out independent and impartial reviews of health and care related apps – search their medical app finder.

​Looking for some apps to support your learning? Take a look at the apps and online tools on the University of Sussex A-Z apps.

News updates – Sign up for the updates on Future-Proofing General Practice – from Oxford Health Library Services.

The CPD Zone is brought to you by the GP schools of Health Education England working across Thames Valley and Wessex, in association with Oxford Health FT Library.​


Page last reviewed: 30 April, 2021

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