The use of mobile apps and software as a form of healthcare within the NHS


This article was first published in Digital Health Legal, July 2017

Further utilisation by the UK’s NHS of mobile apps and software is steadily growing; for instance earlier this year the NHS announced a pilot program involving the prescription of an app created by startup OurPath. Given the increased use of such technologies, the legal landscape for the NHS’ use of health and wellbeing apps is increasingly in focus.

Hilary Jones and Michaela Herron examine this landscape, looking at the regulation of such apps and the liability issues that may arise when they are prescribed on the NHS.