“GPs will be asked to recommend apps that are free or cheap for their patients to use, in an attempt to give patients more power and reduce visits to doctors,” Wardrop reports. “Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: ‘So many people use apps every day to keep up with their friends, with the news, find out when the next bus will turn up or which train to catch. I want to make using apps to track blood pressure, to find the nearest source of support when you need it and to get practical help in staying healthy the norm. With more information at their fingertips, patients can truly be in the driving seat.’”
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