GPs prescribe ‘healthy’ NHS phone apps

Permanently attached to Candy Crush and constantly refreshing a Facebook feed?

GPs are pushing residents to use some of that time spent glued to a mobile phone for looking after their health.

A selection of apps are available from the NHS Choices website which offer NHS-approved health advice and information.

GP Dr Waseem Mohi, chairman of the Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Using a smartphone or tablet to help us manage our health is not the first thing that springs to mind.”

He said many health apps did not contain accurate information and recommended visiting NHS websites.

Apps include those for quitting smoking, counting alcohol units and checking breasts for lumps.

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