Developers invited to add to NHS Apps Library

NHS Digital and NHS England have invited developers to submit applications to the NHS Apps Library to enhance its offering of effective digital tools.

In recent weeks, Our Mobile Health has been appointed to work alongside NHS Digital to assess digital healthcare apps for inclusion on the NHS Apps Library, ensuring apps meet NHS technical, clinical and safety standards.

The Library helps patients navigate the many digital healthcare tools available, providing trusted digital tools to help them manage and improve their health and well-being. It currently contains 46 apps to help patients manage a variety of conditions such as diabetes, mental health and COPD.

Hazel Jones, programme director at NHS Digital, said: "This agreement with Our Mobile Health is part of our ongoing commitment to setting national standards and helping patients and citizens better manage their health. Patients can be confident that the apps they are using are safe and trusted. We are looking forward to working with Our Mobile Health in developing that process.

"In the future we hope to invite more third-party assessors to work with us on the assessment procedure and develop and speed up the system so that we can improve the array of apps featured on the Library. This is an exciting opportunity for the many developers out there that come from all sections of the market to put forward their apps for assessment. Being featured on the library is not only a great bonus for developers but it also helps CCGs and patients who will have the reassurance that the apps featured are evidence-based and result in positive patient outcomes."

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