If you work in health, education, or social care, you can now help under-served groups manage their health with award-winning apps — open and free to everyone. 

 

FREE APPS | Provide trusted health and wellbeing information in one place. Entirely cost-free. No strings attached. No in-app purchases. No sign-up or set-up. No ads. Easy care pathway integration.

 

DISCOVER FREE APPS

 

CUSTOMISE APPS | Customise apps with organisational branded homepages and local service directories. Signpost support in your area. Increase your visibility and be seen to offer support.

 

CUSTOMISE APPS

 

BESPOKE APPS | Create your own-brand app with us. Increase your reach. Improve your reputation. We take care of everything — from development to content — and you stay focused on your work.

 

CREATE YOUR OWN-BRAND APP

 


We work with

  • NHS Integrated Care Boards (ICBs)
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Local Authorities and Public Health
  • Third sector health and care organisations
  • Private health and care providers

 

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Challenges we help you address

  • Sketchy health knowledge (health literacy) among people who are struggling
  • Unsustainable service pressures
  • Gaps in service provision
  • Poor engagement with priority groups
  • Preventable serious health and service outcomes

Use targeted, free apps to enhance your services and empower people

  • INCREASE HEALTH LITERACY | Boost health knowledge of specific groups, such as students, people who self-harm, young carers, those with eating disorders, and people with bladder and bowel leakage.
  • SUPPORT SELF-CARE | Enable people to self-manage common health issues and long-term conditions. Help individuals prevent and handle crises. Reassure and encourage.
  • SIGNPOST MORE EFFECTIVELY | Guide people towards available services and how to use them. Provide links to alternative sources of support, such as helplines and charities.

Achieve better outcomes

  • Improve health literacy and wellbeing
  • Reduce service pressures
  • Reach more people and engage them in their care
  • Decrease health inequalities
  • Create a better service experience

Act now to avoid future risks

  • Worsening service pressures and team morale
  • Unsafe provision of care
  • Complaints and significant events
  • Avoidable ill health and loss of life — including suicides
  • Reputational damage to your organisation

Why work with us

We believe in harnessing the power of mobile technology to help people make better-informed decisions about their health and help them access the right care at the right time.

SPECIALISM | Expert Self Care is an established award-winning specialist health information app producer founded in 2012. We focus on quality, collaboration, and user safety.

MEDICAL EXPERTISE | App projects are led by Dr Knut Schroeder, a GP and Health Information Specialist with 30+ years of NHS and higher education experience.

CO-PRODUCTION | We work with NHS professionals, lived-experience advisors, subject matter experts, trusted charities and other credible partners to co-create apps.

QUALITY ASSURANCE | We're accredited by the Patient Information Forum 'PIF Tick', the UK's quality mark for health information.

SECURITY | Apps are validated by the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) and adhere to the NHS England Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC).

USER SAFETY & EXPERIENCE | No ads or in-app purchases. No collection or sale of user data.

INDEPENDENCE & TRANSPARENCY | We're independent and funded through organisational subscriptions for customised pages, app commissions, and small NHS and university grants.

What others say

"The involvement of experts and professionals in the development of this app [distrACT] is outstanding."
British Medical Association 'Patient Information Award' Committee

 

"I'm blown away; it's brilliant. Thank you for restoring my faith in human kindness with this non-judgemental app"
User, 'distrACT' app

 

"Accurate and quality app", "a pleasure to work with", "delivered to time and on budget"
Susie Smith, Primary Care Operations and Project Manager, NHS Cambridgeshire

 

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