PocketDr 17+

On-call Essentials

Medica Media

Designed for iPad

    • £3.49



PocketDr is the No.1 best selling app for UK doctors, with over 30,000 users.

Developed by doctors, for doctors - it is the must-have app for all junior doctors with on-call responsibilities.

It is an aide-memoire for the things you know - but may not recall quickly in the dead of night with constant bleeps and distractions.

Succinct. Pre-digested info. When you need it.

Contents include:

- Checklists for assessment of the deteriorating patient. Be prepared for any NEWS call: Hypoxia, Tachycardia, Hypotension, low GCS.

- Checklists for management of 21 acute medical conditions including: ACS, AF, Asthma, Delirium, Hyperkalaemia, Sepsis and Seizures.

- Investigations: Interpret ABGs, blood results, CXR and ECGs quickly and correctly.

- Rational Prescribing: Prescribe the right drug at the right dose: analgesia, antiemetics, electrolytes, sedation and end of life care.

- Scores: Quickly score your patient: GCS, AMTS, CURB-65, Wells (PE), CHA2DS2-VASc to guide your management plan.

- User input notes function for each presentation: customise your PocketDr!

- Up-to-date, evidence-based information, on-hand when you need it.

Readership: Junior doctors with on-call responsibilities, up to registrar level. Clinical years medical students.

Authors: Paul Watson, Helen Burt

What’s New

Version 5.1

minor content updates

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

DC™️ ,

Please promulgate when updating app

Initially had an issue when downloaded as the app was being updated by the developer (and I had no way of knowing this is why it didn’t work). After update works fine and good content.

Thanks to the team for responding to my query swiftly also.

Developer Response ,

Many thanks for your feedback DC. Apologies for the downtime earlier this week. PocketDr is back up & running now. If content doesn’t load immediately, you may need to uninstall & reinstall, but that should sort the issue entirely. Apologies again for the inconvenience - we hope PocketDr serves you in your work for years to come.

StaticMagik ,

Refund me please

Purchased this app last year and has served me well through my nights and on-calls, however since the most major/recent iOS update has been completely unusable, as the developer has failed to update. This issue has been reflected in multiple other user reviews and Twitter posts, and no effort has been made to update or respond to these posts.

Would suggest users of the AppStore report this app, particularly with the new influx of F1 doctors in August, who may be looking for useful applications to help them survive foundation training, as this is essentially a paid for scam app in its current state.

Developer Response ,

Hi StaticMagik, thanks so much for your feedback & apologies for the lag in release of the new version last summer (we were busy with a lot of clinical stuff...). PocketDr is now updated, compatible with iOS 15 & back to it's former glory! We hope you find it useful over the next stage of your career, however, if you still want a refund, please let us know. Apologies for the wait & best of luck with your work.

Luppers8 ,

Please update the app for recent iOS!

Very useful app which has served me well during my F1 year, however I was disappointed to find there has still not been an update for the recent iOS upgrade for a few months.
Please update as this will serve the new F1s and current doctors very well

Developer Response ,

Hi apologies for the lag in release of the new version. PocketDr is now updated, compatible with iOS 15 & back to it's former glory! Apologies for the wait & best of luck with your work.

App Privacy

The developer, Medica Media, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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