Information for Developers about the Apps Library (Beta)

How to get your app on the NHS Apps Library

These pages provide options to developers who have existing health apps they would like to see on the NHS Apps Library. It also provides options for those who are interested in the library or have an idea for a health app that they'd like to develop.

All apps must pass the Digital Assessment Questionnaire (DAQs) to ensure that only trusted, high quality apps are available on the Apps Library. They must also be available in either Apple, Google or Microsoft App Stores. The library does not host apps, it provides links to the stores.

The NHS is working to update and enhance these pages and the experience for app developers. To do this we are testing concepts, designs and user experience and we are actively seeking feedback from developers.

Submit an App for assessment

If your app is in public use and is ready to be assessed using the Digital Assessment Questions, please submit your app below.

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Submit App
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Complete DAQs
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App Published

The Assessment Process Explained

After submitting your app for assessment it will go through a pre-assessment process at NHS Digital to determine if your app is suitable. Upon qualification, you will be invited to take part in the self-assessment by answering the digital assessment questions.

Your answers will be reviewed by our subject matter experts; these are specialists in various fields (regulatory, clinical safety, data security etc.). Assessment timescales may vary depending on how the app performs against the assessment standards.

When an app has successfully satisfied the assessment criteria it will go through a process that will lead to publication on the NHS Apps Library. To get an indication of the criteria used, you can view the Digital Assessment Questionnaire - Beta.

Register your Interest

The NHS are keen to work with developers and interested parties. If you would like to be involved and receive information on future updates please register your interest below.