The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has launched a new mobile app designed to help trainee clinicians.

The app, which has been made in partnership with management consultancy Discerning Digital, allows medics to keep on top of their training by providing a single place with quick, secure access to learning materials.

Users can also book courses and events and network with other medical professionals from the same disciplines.

RCPI deputy CEO, Joanna Holly, said: “The launch of the RCPI app is a great moment for us and for our members.

“They told us they needed better access to our services that make them world-leading clinicians, and they needed the flexibility to work when they could, wherever they were. The RCPI app helps them do this and more.”

The Irish medical training organisation, which has been helping doctors since 1654, partnered with Discerning Digital for its digital strategy four years ago.

Discerning Digital managing director, Richard Lucas, said: “Creating a meaningful customer experience that delivers true value is of the most powerful reasons to invest in digital transformation. This is something RCPI understands really well and why our partnership has been so valuable.

“Building the RCPI app has helped us reach time-poor clinical trainees and support them in the most efficient, effective ways. It has also given us key insight into the technological transformation opportunity that exists in healthcare and highlights why more organisations need to be as proactive in the technology space as RCPI.”