"The Digital Healthy Schools Programme has raised awareness in the local area and provided children with the knowledge of a safe area to access information relating to their health concerns which is great!"
- School Teacher, Digital Healthy Schools Programme
"I’m fully supportive of ORCHA and of the Pro accounts which allow us to prescribe apps direct to our patients. Health and care apps can offer a huge benefit to patients, really empowering them to manage and improve their health. However there is a huge choice out there (over 300,000!), so ORCHA really helps all involved to understand which are the best and most trustworthy."
- Dr George Dingle, GP in Morecambe Bay
"This is hugely exciting for the people of Lancashire and South Cumbria as well as the health and care professionals who support them, for whom this is a win-win. Assured by ORCHA’s review process and the new Highest Rated Apps in key priority areas we can engage with all of our clinicians, encouraging them to ‘prescribe a health app’ where appropriate."
Wingate Medical Centre is a busy general practice looking after more than 12,000 people across Kirby and East Fazakerley. Faced with a rise in conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart conditions and mental health, and an ageing population with more...read more
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An estimated 89,600 people across Lancashire have an eating disorder and this figure is growing by 7% each year. With no single cause, these complex mental health conditions include bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and anorexia nervosa, and can...read more
Anglia Ruskin Health Partnership, Active Essex, Essex County Council, and ORCHA came together recognising the need to develop a different model of health care delivery for a new digitally active generation; one that embeds a pro-active approach to ‘looking after your own health from an early age’.read more
ORCHA have partnered up with Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, through the Lancashire Digital Health Programme.read more
If you can think of an ailment, concern or any aspect of your health and wellbeing which you wish to improve upon, you can be certain that there already exists an app for it, there may be ten, one hundred or even upwards of a thousand; what is uncertain however, is whether such apps will work as advertised?read more
My Health UK has been developed by GPs from Elizabeth Street Surgery in Blackpool to address the challenges that have been facing general practice in recent years:read more
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We are delighted to announce that Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA, was named Entrepreneur of the Year, in the Halton Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise 2018 Awards. The judges assessed organisations from across the region, looking for high levels of growth,...read more
We have teamed up with the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) to provide an online platform for members to prescribe 'apps' to patients. In their recent newsletter, Dr Sohaib Imtiaz MPH, wrote: Digital health is advancing rapidly and patients...read more