MedTap

An information app from the cardiovascular team

medtapMedTap is an information app, developed by the cardiovascular clinicians at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. It offers a wide range of information with short videos on conditions. You can:

  • watch videos on topics such as heart attacks and atrial fibrillation,
  • get answers to common medication questions – when and how to take your pills, what to do when you have a side effect, how to reorder more pills and the cost,
  • record your medicines, appointments and test results.

Get MedTap now

MedTap is available as a free download from the App Store and Google Play (iOS and Android).

Features and benefits

  • Get advice from NHS doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals
  • “Favourite” videos that are important to you, making it easy to find and watch them again
  • Use “Notes” to record your medicines, appointments and results to have at hand for future discussions
  • Get immediate answers to your questions from short videos and links
  • FAQs

    What is MedTap?

    MedTap is a medicines information app, developed by the cardiovascular clinicians at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. It offers a wide range of information with short videos on conditions.

    What are the benefits?

    With MedTap, you have access to trusted information from NHS healthcare professionals. You can note down information from your consultation in your phone, 24 hours a day. You can also get more out of doctor visits, as you can record up-to-date medication and test notes to share. 

    What conditions are included in Medtap?

    Currently, we have information on atrial fibrillation, heart attacks, and generic medication questions. We will continue to expand the app to include more conditions. Sign up if you would like alerts when we add new information.

    How long are the videos?

    Videos were designed to be short (less than two minutes), to ensure you can quickly get the information that you need.

    Who should download MedTap?

    MedTap is designed for patients and their family members who have a condition listed in the app. It offers information similar to what is discussed in consultations, but is available 24 hours a day.

    Is it safe and secure?

    The MedTap app doesn’t share any of your personal information. You can be assured that the medicines, appointments and test results recorded through MedTap are only available to you from your phone.

    What happens to my information if I delete the MedTap app?

    Any information you record in MedTap will be deleted if you delete the app.

    Is there a charge for MedTap?

    MedTap is a free app offered by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. There is no charge for downloading and using the app.

    What are the technical requirements for MedTap?  

    MedTap is available for iOS and Android.

    How can I find out more about MedTap?

    If you would like more information about MedTap, please email the team on MedTap@gstt.nhs.uk.

    Disclaimer

    This app has been developed as a reference aid only and, while we have endeavoured to ensure that the information is correct at the time of release, we make no representations or guarantees as to the completeness or adequacy of any of the information contained in this app, or the app's compatibility with any policies and procedures of other hospitals or clinics.

    This app does not take into account the individual circumstances of a patient and may not contain all the information you require. It is therefore not to be used as the sole basis for prescribing or care of any person and must be used in conjunction with appropriate professional judgement and all relevant policies and procedures.

    Neither Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust nor Cranworth Medical Ltd. shall be liable for any claims or losses arising from the use or misuse of this app, its contents, any omissions from its contents, or otherwise.

    It is your responsibility to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version of this application.