NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG has launched a health and wellbeing app library to support people in the region access approved apps.
Supported by ORCHA, the health app advisor and evaluation organisation, the library helps to provide people make informed decisions on the best apps to use, and supports healthcare professionals advise on the safest apps.
The CCG said: “The number of apps available to support a person’s health and wellbeing is continuously growing as people are becoming more digitally aware. The App Library aims to help people make an informed decision on the best apps for their health and wellbeing needs.”
The apps on the library have been independently reviewed by a team of healthcare professionals, and are continually reviewed as new features and updates are made to those apps. The apps include support for improving sleep, diabetes, managing stress and anxiety, to apps to support mental health.
Dr Ian Roper, GP IT Lead for NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG and GP in Herefordshire, said:“With the public now increasingly demanding and obtaining information and advice in the digital format, this development will allow patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire to access trustworthy and effective health apps.”
“It also gives healthcare colleagues the confidence to make recommendations, in the knowledge that these apps have been approved for use across the two counties.”
The Health and Wellbeing App Library can be accessed here: https://hwhealthapps.orcha.co.uk/