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Read all about your favourite health apps and ideas

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We have now closed the Maps and Apps project to new entries. We received almost 500 entries, as well as thousands of votes and comments. We…

We want to keep the Maps and Apps conversation going, so you can still read and review all the entries and you can share your thoughts and comments on the blog.

For the past six weeks the Department had been asking people to put forward their ideas and recommendations for health apps, as well as vote and comment on other people’s suggestions.

So far more than 490 suggestions have been posted, along with 7625 votes and almost 900 comments.

Maps and Apps has a panel of independent judges who are currently choosing their favourite apps from the two categories: 1) ideas for new health apps, and 2) your favourite existing app.

The panel of judges are:

  • Martha Lane-Fox, co-founder and the UK’s official Digital Champion
  • Julie Meyer, online Dragon’s Den judge, nurturer of talent and CEO of Ariadne Capital
  • Jenny Ritchie-Campbell, Director of Cancer Services Innovation at charity Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director and supporter of helping patients get access to transparent information about hospitals and their health
  • Dr Shaibal Roy, National Institute for Health Research Investigator who champions the use of digital technology in healthcare
  • Justine Roberts, co-founder of parenting website Mumsnet

The judge’s favourite suggestions will be showcased on the Department’s website and at an event later this month, along with a selection of other ideas that demonstrate how apps can help with:

  • Personalisation and choice of care and support
  • Better health and care outcomes
  • Autonomy and accountability
  • Improving public health
  • Improving long-term care and support

Although the current Maps and Apps page will be closed to new entries after today, the Department wants to continue the conversation about health apps and innovation. You can continue to read updates on the Maps and Apps blog, and share your thoughts and questions.

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