Digital Assessment Questions – Beta

A group of subject matter experts, across a number of specialist organisations developed this beta version of our Digital Assessment Questions (DAQ) used to assess all products featured in the NHS Apps Library. They cover a series of clinical and technical standards, questions and best practice aimed to help you develop or enhance your digital product to the required and recommended level.

These questions are currently being used for pilot purposes and in the interests of transparency we are publishing this beta version to allow app developers to see the latest thinking of this evolving assessment. You are welcome to access the DAQ to assess your product against, but your results will not be submitted for review at this time.

The beta version will be updated and published to live shortly.

Digital Assessment Questions V2.1 Beta (PDF)

Digital Assessment Questions V2.1 Beta (Excel)

The DAQ Roadmap

The roadmap provides information on how the DAQ will evolve over time. It includes details of the national regulations, standards and policy included in the current version of the DAQ and those that will be incorporated in future. We will continue to work closely with our partners to review and update the roadmap every 3 months.

The latest version of the roadmap can be found here.

Evidence for Effectiveness

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and their partner organisations recently published a set of evidence standards for digital health technologies, including apps. These were designed to ensure new technologies are clinically effective and offer value for money to the healthcare system. They also aim to make it easier for innovators and commissioners to understand what good levels of effectiveness for digital technologies should look like.

We are working closely with NICE and their partners to incorporate these standards into a future version of the DAQ.