New 'ESC Student' health app released
Our new app 'ESC Student' will be launched at this year's Student Health Association Conference in Leeds on Monday 27 June as part of a wider campaign to help improve student health and increase health literacy among young people.
Developed by experienced GP Dr Knut Schroeder from Bristol (UK) together with a team of experts from the University of Bristol Students' Health Service, 30 students and health professionals from the wider NHS, the app allows students and young people to answer common questions about their health in seconds and without the need for an internet connection.
Dr Dominique Thompson, Director of the Students' Health Service at the University of Bristol, says: "This app provides reliable, relevant health advice for young adults who want to look after themselves and use medical services wisely."
The app is certified by the NHS England Information Standard as a source of reliable health information. It offers students information and reassurance on health problems that students told us are particularly relevant to them – from first aid and emergencies to common ailments, mental health problems, physical (body) symptoms, love and sex, healthy living, travel health, alcohol and drugs, long-term health problems, staying safe at school or uni, and how to access health services.
Students both in the UK and anywhere in the world can find reliable health information on over 120 important student health topics in plain language – anytime (24/7) and in total privacy.
Learn more via the Expert Self Care 'ESC Student' page.