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.
Royal College of Physicians. (2015) Using Apps in Clinical Practice. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/resources/using-apps-clinical-practice-guidance. [Accessed: 05 May, 2015].