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Phone app emergency alert for medically trained

A smartphone app has been developed that aims to help doctors improve patient survival rates during medical emergencies.

The GoodSAM app alerts those with medical training to nearby emergencies so that potentially life-saving interventions can be given before the arrival of emergency services.

The brainchild of consultant neurosurgeon Mark Wilson, the app enables those with medical training, from doctors and nurses to people with first-aid qualifications, to register as responders.