App launched by East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust shortlisted for award
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A new app which brings clinical guidelines to the fingertips of ambulance staff has been shortlisted for an award.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) launched the clinical app last year.
It was developed by the trust to allow staff and volunteers to view guidance at the click of a button. Colleagues with an iOS or Android phone or tablet have access, straight from their device, to everything from drug doses and equipment instructions to treatment and care pathways.
It has now been shortlisted in the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards. Nearly 2,000 staff and volunteers have now signed up the app, showing the value it has brought to the service in a little under four months. The winners will be announced in May. Lewis Andrews, from EEAST, said: 'It demonstrates how technology can be harnessed to give our staff and volunteers the information they need at the touch of a button.'