Your smartphone can help in an emergency even if you are unresponsive. Both iOS (iPhone) and Android have a standard feature in ‘Settings’ called Medical ID where information useful in an emergency is available to first responders and emergency room staff and is accessible from your locked phone screen.
Emergency workers are increasingly aware to check smartphones for this information:
medical conditions and notes
organ donation details
The feature is similar to medical jewellery but can make a lot more information available. Be aware that the information you provide will also be available to anyone with your phone without unlocking it.
There are also a range of other free and paid medical emergency apps available for smartphones.
Dr Fox has undertaken an independent customer satisfaction survey for 2016, the results of which continue to confirm our commitment to providing the best service possible is recognised by our customers.
93% of people were either ‘extremely happy’ (81.6%) or ‘very happy’ (11.6%) with the Dr Fox service, and indicated they were ‘very likely’ or ‘extremely likely’ to use the service again.
The full survey results are available to view here.
We would again like to thank all our customers that took the time to respond to our survey this year.
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