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NHS: Digital Technology

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 174159, tabled on 12 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the risks of mobile applications are assessed by NHS Digital for inclusion in the NHS Apps Library.

Answered on

15 October 2018

Mobile applications are assessed initially via a clinical review within NHS England to establish whether the app fits with National Health Service values and can evidence benefit to the users of the app. Following this, apps are taken through a comprehensive assessment which takes into account relevant regulation, legislation, national standards and best practice to ensure that developers of apps understand their obligations and can evidence that their products conform with these.