Appy days

Inderjit Singh, head of enterprise architecture at NHS England, is about to go on paternity leave. One of his first ports of call for help and advice about caring for newborn twins will be the NHS Health Apps library.

When he returns to work – hopefully after finding all the information he needed - he will be pressing ahead with integrating the apps library into NHS Choices and working jointly with the Health and Social Care Information Centre on publishing guidance on clinical safety reviews for healthcare apps used by healthcare providers.

His story illustrates perfectly the new world of health apps. Everyone wants them - but only if they are safe. And there are multiple aspects to what might be included in ‘safety’.Read more.