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News from the Kidney Services at Guy's and King's

Mykidneycare smartphone app

Screenshot of the Mykidneycare smartphone appMykidneycare app has been funded and produced by the Guy's and St Thomas' Kidney Patients' Association. It has been created by patients and staff from the kidney services at Guy's and St Thomas'; Evelina and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. It is aimed primarily at young adult kidney patients but is suitable for all kidney patients to use.

The app has been designed to be both a hand held kidney care record and a self management tool, allowing young adults to maintain accurate and accessible kidney care records including appointment details and a medicines list with reminders if required.

Patients can also use the app to make notes of queries or questions in preparation for their next appointment. The top 10 FAQs offers advice and signposting to further kidney care information.

Katie, aged 17, who has been a kidney patient since the age of 14 said, "This app will be really handy. I'm job hunting now and it will help me keep track of appointments and also help me to inform the doctors which medicines I am on, if I'm admitted to A& E".

The app is currently available for all android smartphones and is free to download from www.gsttkpa.org or the Google Play store.