Health Apps

Oaks Place Surgery are innovators in the use of technology in general practice. From being the first practice in the area to offer repeat prescription requests via email to the early adoption and promotion of patient access.  As part of this, coupled with our commitment to promoting self care, we recommend the use of some apps for our patients as a way of monitoring and managing their own health.

NHS Digital recommend a number of digital tools to help patients manage and improve their own health.  These can be found here.

If you use any apps and would like us to accommodate that use in any way, please let us know.


The Common Approach To Children’s Health (CATCH) gives parents appropriate and understandable information they need and want, in a timely and measured way and via a device they are familiar with (smart phone, iPad etc). It aggregates clinical knowledge and support information from the parent’s local Council and GPs, building a region specific, tailored, trusted resource they can reuse, giving them confidence to look after their children at home.




An app which helps children during their stay at hospital has been introduced at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

The Alder Play app uses gaming and augmented reality to distract patients from procedures and can be downloaded from your app store.



The happy place APP uses state of the art technology and validated health and wellbeing measures to record how happy places are impacting on your health and wellbeing.

You’ll be able to chart your progress over time and evidence improvements in a range of outcomes, leading to a happier, healthier life.  Download the app today and be a part of the happy place movement!


More Health apps recommended by NHS Digital