The Breastfeeding Friend service provides new parents with access to NHS-approved breastfeeding advice at any time of day or night.
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From August, women registered with GP services in London will begin to receive text messages encouraging them to book screening appointments.
This month’s industry round up features news that Public Health England has selected the Stone Group to replace existing Windows 7 devices.
This month’s mobile health and apps news in brief features the launch of the UK’s very first domestic violence app, which has been designed to provide help and support for victims.
A spokesperson for Public Health England said it had “commissioned help from PWC to support our work on the breast screening incident,” which may have caused up to 450,000 women to miss their final screening.
Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, the Health and Social Care Secretary said the affected group of women were not sent invitations before their 71st birthday because of “a computer algorithm failure” that dated back to 2009.
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Baroness Tessa Jowell is to be the first cancer patient to hand over her medical data to a global database which aims to discover the next generation of cures for rare cancers.
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Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new service for Amazon’s Alexa which delivers NHS approved breastfeeding advice directly to new parents.
February’s mobile health and apps roundup features a collection of apps from Public Health England, including one designed to tackle smoking, which reminds smokers why they are giving up the habit.