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What are self-management apps?

There are hundreds of apps that can help you manage your condition and monitor your progress.

More than half of UK adults now own a smartphone. We use them to make calls, send texts and access the internet. You can also use smartphones to access applications (apps). Apps provide a quick and easy way to access the internet and other services, including ones that will help you manage your lung condition. 

What are self-management apps?

With health care services working beyond capacity and it being increasingly difficult to access care, apps provide a way for you to be able to self-manage your condition. 

We have created our app search to help you to find the right app for you. Our search not only lets you know what an app is for, but also includes a review score from us (as provided by Orcha).

We're also featuring the below apps as our top apps for self-management. They've all been created to help you manage your lung condition and other aspects of your health:


Find and connect with people who have experience of a lung condition. Chat 24/7 to people who understand what you’re going through, ask questions and give advice on treatment and managing symptoms. 

Find out about HealthUnlocked

NHS app

The NHS app is a great example of a telehealth service. It allows you to do the following using the app:

  • check your symptoms
  • book appointments
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • view your medical record
  • register to be an organ donor
  • choose how the NHS uses your data

Find out about the NHS app

COVID Symptom Study

You can help fight COVID-19 by aiding research. Help slow the spread of COVID-19 by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well.

Find out about the COVID Symptom Study

Ready to find the right self-management app for you?

Search our library of independently reviewed apps