SEEING YOUR GP DURING COVID-19 & HELPING WITH RESEARCH…

Dr. Sarah Jarvis MBE, and Clinical Director at Patient recently wrote how we must NOT ignore any concerns about our own health or a loved ones health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Whatever you are worried about, be it a lump, pain or an ongoing health condition, you should seek help through your GP. GP surgeries across the UK are open via phone or video calls so check your GP’s surgery to see how they are making appointments.

You can also arrange a remote GP & Pharmacy appointment through Patient Access in many locations. The Patient also has details on how to get the most out of your GP appointment.

Also on Patient is a link to contribute to COVD-19 research by telling the NHS about your current experience of COVID-19. There is also the app which I previously wrote about and I check in on it daily.

Download the C-19 COVID Symptom Tracker App and self report daily. Help slow the outbreak. Identify those at risk sooner. 

Take 1-minute to self-report daily, even if you are well to help the scientists identify high risk areas in the U.K. who is most at risk, better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions. See how fast the virus is spreading in your area. 

By using this app you’re contributing to advance vital research on COVID-19. The app will be used to study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads. 

This research is led by Dr Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and director of TwinsUK a scientific study of 15,000 identical and non-identical twins, which has been running for nearly three decades. 

The COVID Symptom Tracker was designed by doctors and scientists at King’s College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals working in partnership with ZOE Global Ltd – a HealthPost science company.

They say ‘We take data security very seriously and will handle your data with huge respect. Your data is protected by the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR). It will only be used for health research and will not be used for commercial purposes. You can read more about how your data will be used, your rights and the steps we take to ensure it’s protected in our privacy policy or in the FAQ‘ 

You can read more at King’s College LondonBBC NEWS, The Guardian, and The INDEPENDENT

Available from the App Store or Google Play.

NEVER BE ALONE IN PAIN AGAIN WITH REACHOUT: THE APP…

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You will never feel alone in pain again with this unique, FREE first of it’s kind Social Support App ‘Reachout‘. It helps patients and their families cope with chronic conditions of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, substance abuse, chronic pain like fibromyalgia, arthritis etc, death/grieving and mental health challenges (depression, anxiety and panic disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia, among others) all over the world.

Users are able to connect with others in the support groups to exchange useful coping strategies, offer and receive support and develop lifelong friendships that help reduce loneliness, depression and anxiety. It’s a support system which offers compassion and hope and never feel alone by joining the family of users connected through suffering with the same condition.

The peer to peer support model used in the App is based on the fact that while receiving social support is helpful, offering support is also very therapeutic.  Even if you just wanted a simple lift in your spirits this App will help you. It’s been voted the Best App of the last 2 weeks on Drippler.

Since the release in March 2016, the app has received rave reviews, both from the medical community as well as journalists. A recent 2 minute video coverage by ABC affiliate of Dallas explains this App aptly.

For more details and a direct link to this excellent app head over to Reachout Life website. 

 

AUTHENTIC YOGA APP, BRILLIANT …

AUTHENTIC YOGA (£1.19) with Deepack Chopra and Tara Stiles. Hollywood’s favourite guru talks you through yoga routines, using stylish shots of model-turned-yogi Tara Stiles to demonstrate. All set to a calming backing track. Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced mini routines. The best bit is that the app lets you pick the poses you like from a long list and customise your own workouts.