How long before GPs prescribe you and I a mobile phone 'app' for our condition instead of a pill, a test or some other treatment? Sounds farcical doesn't it? Perhaps it is already happening?. As a reviewer it amazes me the number of new ideas for helping patients that come before me in the guise of 'social media' which actually … Continue reading Wherefore app thou? Perspectives on digital and social media in health for 2014
I once wrote an article for a local rag bemoaning the state of the town's railway station. When, two days later, the council announced plans for its complete redevelopment I expressed my shame and guilt to a friend for not having known this. "Simon," he said after a long pause, "it sounds like a simple case … Continue reading UK Clinical Trials Gateway (UKCTG) now shows open trials by location in early Xmas stocking filler for patients
This week, patients got a couple more options for finding out about clinical trials they can take part in. Patientslikeme (which was launched in the United States a few years ago) has unveiled its new new clinical trials site which you can find here. Patientslikeme is capturing a lot of attention here in the UK … Continue reading New websites launched for people looking to join a clinical trial; but will patients want a ‘coming together’ at some point?