19 November 2018
Source: Lancashire Evening Post
The NHS Orb is a new digital platform which is designed to ease access to health advice and care. It is being developed for NHS England and will bring together medical information in one easy-to-use app, which will also help patients manage their own medical conditions.
It will offer patients the opportunity to book GP appointments, arrange blood tests and find their nearest pharmacy and health advice all via one starting point – the Orb.
A promotional film for the Orb gives an indication of its potential range – from enabling patients to book appointments online to getting information about different health conditions. Encryption means that any personal data will be safe with health records available for access online once arrangements have been made with a local health service. If local services also provide online consultations these too could be accessed through the Orb.
More information on the Lancashire Post site