Join the NHS Apps Library

Are you a developer wanting to contribute to a more efficient NHS, focused on patient-led healthcare?

This is where you’ll find all the information you need if you have an existing health app you’d like to see included on our Apps Library

Submit your app

What we're looking for

To be put forward for assessment, your app must fit our eligibility criteria and address health themes with the most significant need. These are listed below. If your app does not address one of these themes, please submit your details and we will contact you when our health priorities change.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Apps must be patient facing
  • Apps must be available on the app stores (unless web-based)
  • Apps must not use unauthorised NHS branding

Health themes:

  • Long-term care
  • Primary care
  • Social care
  • Cancer
  • Maternity
  • Mental health

Getting started

This is the process you must undertake to get your app published

Why get published on our library?

Reassure users your app is safe, secure and effective and give your product a wider reach by undertaking our assessment process.

Publication on our Apps Library puts you at the forefront of the NHS drive to harness digital technology that improves health and well-being outcomes for all as part of our Empower the Person initiative


How will my app be appraised?

NHS Approved

An app meets NHS quality standards for clinical effectiveness, safety, usability and accessibility and has a supportive evidence base

Being tested in the NHS

An app meets NHS quality standards for safety and usability and is being tested now with NHS patients to see if there is sufficient evidence to provide them with an NHS stamp of approval



Help & support

If you have a query relating to the assessment of app please consult our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us for further information

Developer hub

Make use nationally defined messaging APIs to help develop your app