When doctors in the study were armed with a patient’s medical history and symptoms, and then compared with information entered into a symptom checker, doctors arrived at the correct diagnosis 72% of the time, as opposed to 34% for the apps .

And 84% of the time, doctors provided the correct diagnosis in their top three choices, compared with only 51% for the symptom checkers.

The only app for doctors you should be using is the application form you need to fill in when visiting Peermed Health Centre