Using mobile apps to make our standards more accessible
A growing number of doctors are making use of our My GMP mobile application, which helps them access our professional standards more easily.
The tool, which is available on phone and tablet, was launched in 2016 and usage has since grown to around 2,000 visits a month.
In 2017 we added guidance for medical students. This way, doctors and students can access guidance during placements or on the go in a busy healthcare environment. The app also features case studies which provide further clarity on how to apply the guidance in practice.
One student said the app had been really useful – ‘its structured layout not only makes it very convenient, it also made me more aware of the range of guidance available.’
A medical student from the University of Glasgow found the app particularly helpful for her revision. ‘Having the MyGMP app on my phone has been useful for looking at clinical guidance whilst on the bus or train to placements,’ she said. ‘All of the guidelines are stored offline in one place and it made revising for the situational judgement test and future exams just that little bit easier.’