New Health App Guidance Aims to Protect Patients

The Royal College of Physicians has produced a factsheet on using medical apps, to help doctors protect patients.

The factsheet explains what is and what is not a medical app, what to do if you are using or developing a medical app, and how to report problems with apps.

It advises doctors not to use medical apps, including web based apps, that do not have a CE mark and to always exercise professional judgment before relying on information from an app.

Apps Guidance Factsheet (RCP, 2015)


Royal College of Physicians. (2015) Using Apps in Clinical Practice. Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 05 May, 2015].


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