Commissioners might not need to develop a health app or digital tool. There might already be a solution available to commission or adapt.
The NHS Apps Library offers health apps and digital tools that have been assessed against national standards.
They can help to improve health outcomes, support care pathways and increase the efficiency of services in your region.
These products can be commissioned or potentially adapted to meet your requirements, rather than you having to develop a new one.
The benefits of commissioning one that already exists on the library include that:
- it will already have successfully met our technical standards, in topics like clinical safety, data protection and security
- it's cheaper than developing one and can be implemented more quickly
- existing solutions have often been implemented successfully by others, giving reassurance that they are effective
- we're working to help prevent duplication, by providing details of products currently under assessment