Newcastle Student Aims To Be Top Role Model

16 October 2013, 07:13 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A student from Newcastle is in the running to be crowned Britain's Top Real Role Model

21-year-old Stuart Maitland has created medical apps that improve the quality of healthcare.

Stuart is a medical student who has developed the 'mHealthful' app for patients and healthcare professionals.

The first product is UniWikis, which is a collaborative medical education website and mobile app that allows medical students across the country to revise together by adding and editing each other's revision notes.

From an early age, Stuart has had a desire to make a difference to people's lives and wants to inspire young people to consider self-employment. 

Stuart's told Capital:
"It would mean the absolute world to me to win. I'd love to be named Britain's Top Real Role Model.

I'd use the position to enable more doctors to get involved in the business using their clinical experience to develop solutions that can deliver cost-effective care."

He also told us more about the app itself:
"It's going to make a huge difference to people's lives to find out information about their condition on the go.

60% of the UK now own smartphones and that presents a great opportunity to offer information and support wherever people are."

You can vote for Stuart to become Britain's Top Real Role Model HERE

The winner will be announced next month.