NHSX is streamlining the assurance of digital health technologies

The way health innovations are reviewed will be evolved and streamlined by enabling external expert assessors to review digital health technologies against a new open, NHS-recognised digital health standard.

Over the past year, NHSx have been listening to the many developers who want to build great technology for the NHS. They have heard the frustration with the current centralised way the NHS assesses digital health apps and tools. It’s cumbersome, it’s complicated, and they are not able to review the hundreds of technologies quickly enough so that patients and staff can use them safely and appropriately. NHSx have also heard that there is no clear route into the NHS and care market for digital health innovators.

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