If you are feeling unwell, or want to check up on some symptoms you are suffering from, you may think about heading to the doctor. The chances are that you will not be able to be seen immediately, so you may resort to looking online to see what you are able to find out for yourself. While there is a lot of genuinely useful medical information online, it can be difficult to know which web sites to trust. NHS Direct for Android is an app that can be used to get information direct from one of the best possible medical sources.
The app can be used to check your symptoms to help get a better idea of what you might be suffering from and how you might go about treating it. If you are unable to track down a diagnosis that sounds right in this way, you can use a series of short surveys to home in one what the problem might be.
While there would be nothing to stop you from simply accessing the NHS Direct web site from your phone, the app is well designed for the screen. There are also a number of other benefits over using the web site, such as the ability to save information ready for offline reading - obviously this could be achieved with bookmarks or copy and pasting, but the app makes it even easier.
Whether you're looking for information about how to treat common illnesses, or want to find out whether your problems are something that needs to be tended to by an expert, NHS Direct puts all of the data you need at your fingertips. This is an indispensible guide that you will turn to again and again.
For personal and family use, the NHS Direct app is almost better than the service's web site and provides a wealth of helpful information.