Patients with long-term allergies only see their doctors every 3 – 24 months. During this time, they are likely to suffer from incidents related to their illness and may have to visit their GP or A&E.
However, when they come to their consultation, patients have often forgotten important details about the incident or report irrelevant information, making it difficult for the doctor to optimally manage their condition.
The Tell the Doctor app enables patients to upload details of allergic reactions as
they happen so that a picture can be built up of what happens to them in between their consultations. The information is collected in a structured way and can be viewed online by clinicians before the next consultation.
The project’s clinical content has been steered by Guy’s and St Thomas’s joint lead for allergy, Dr Adam Fox, who says that right now, ‘We simply don’t have enough time with our patients in our consultations to get detailed history, formulate a management plan and educate the patient about how to manage their condition in the community.’
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The project received funding from Nominet Trust,
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