Health Secretary urges everyone in South West to download new NHS Covid-19 app

Authored by Mary

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called on people across the South West to download the new NHS Covid-19 app, which has now launched across England and Wales following rigorous testing and successful trials.

The NHS Covid-19 app will alert users if they have been close to someone who later tests positive for coronavirus, as well as providing risk alerts based on a user’s postcode,...

Overjoyed or overwhelmed? Free app gives new dads in Devon everything they need to know

Authored by Mary

An innovative new app is being launched across Devon on Monday 4 March 2019 to support new dads and their partners.

DadPad is an essential guide for new dads and has been co-produced with new fathers, the NHS and developed and built by Julian Bose from Inspire Cornwall CIC.

The project is jointly-funded by NHS England’s perinatal mental health development fund, Devon...

Devon teacher needs your help to pitch to Sir Richard Branson

Authored by Mary

A primary school teacher and entrepreneur from Devon is aiming to impress Sir Richard Branson with her vision to provide free 'learn to read' education to the world through her app 'Fonics'.

Miss Cooper, who still teaches full time and works on developing her app Fonics in the evenings and at weekends is entering this years VOOM awards in an aim to win £50,000 in funding and a £250,000...

Devon teacher launches free app to aid reading

Authored by Mary

A primary school teacher from Devon has today launched an app 'Fonics' designed to help 3-6 year olds learn how to read more effectively. The app is free and is available to download now across all major app stores.

Sophie Cooper “Learning to read is the most important skill we teach children when they first start school, it is a skill they will use every day for the rest of their...

UK epilepsy self-monitoring app wins top international prize

Authored by Mary

Plymouth University, Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust and Cornwall Royal Hospital and Oxfordshire-based charity SUDEP Action are delighted that EpsMon – the world’s first self-monitor app and developed by this partnership – is the winning solution to the international challenge launched by Epilepsy Foundation of America. The challenge was for a method to reduce the risk of seizures with the...

Primary teacher's app aims to enhance children's reading skills

Authored by Mary

A primary school teacher and Plymouth University graduate has created a new app designed to improve children’s reading skills through interactive gaming.

Fonics, created by Sophie Cooper, is designed for three to six-year-olds and uses games as a means to teach basic language skills.

She believes it can be a valuable resource for teachers and students, but also enable parents...

There is life after GCSEs

Authored by Mary

As teenagers pick–up their GCSE results they are reminded that there is life after exams.

This is the first year that teenagers, up to the age of 18 are legally required to stay in education, training or get a job with accredited training- something that the Government calls 'raising the age of participation'.

More information on this can be found here:

Hospital team develop enhanced recovery app for patients and staff

Authored by Sarah Parker

A clinical team at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have developed an innovative way for patients and healthcare workers to keep track on post-surgery recovery.

The ERAS app is a point-of-care resource for healthcare workers involved in the post-operative management of major surgical patients. The app is also made available to patients ahead of their operations so that they can be aware of...

City council gets 'app-y

Authored by Mike Page

Residents and visitors to Plymouth can now report a range of issues to the Council by using the My Plymouth mobile phone app.

Suitable for Blackberry, iPhone and Android smart phones the app can be used to report dog fouling, fly tipping, fly posting, graffiti, street cleaning and abandoned vehicles.

Photos, videos and relevant information can be sent through the app to the...

Healthcare students and professionals to benefit from new drug calculations App

Authored by JamesM

Healthcare students and professionals are to be given a helping hand with drug calculations thanks to a new App developed at Plymouth University.

'Mastering Drug Calculations' was designed by Dr Miriam McMullan, a Lecturer of Health Professions at the University, in a bid to prevent medication administration errors, which can have serious consequences, particularly for children....


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