As a cancer patient, newly diagnosed, you may find yourself overwhelmed with leaflets, booklets and information sheets. This works well for some patients, however, if you prefer to browse information in a digital format, then the brand new patient app may well be for you.
The Patient Journey App has been designed by the Consultants and Nurses at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust and funded by Breast Cancer Kent. It is available to download, free of charge, from the App Store or GooglePlay and provides patients with reliable information about their diagnosis and treatment. It is presented in an easily accessible format on smartphones and tablets. So far, feedback from patients has been excellent.
Dr Russell Burcombe, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, said, “Whilst there is a wealth of information about breast cancer on the internet many patients avoid searching the web for fear of reading information they don’t understand or stumbling across sources that may not be accurate. The app provides patients with instant access to information, written by their doctors and nurses, that they can rely on. Feedback from the patients who have piloted it so far has been extremely positive.”
Patients can e-mail questions to two breast cancer specialist nurses, contact their nursing or chemotherapy team direct from their phone and set reminders about upcoming treatments. The team hope to add more content as treatments evolve.
You can also download by scanning the QR code below.
Find out more about the app and hear from our patients who have used its services throughout their journey by watching the video below. By watching the video, you can also hear from Macmillan Nurse Consultant, Claire Ryan, who was one of the apps developers.