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Health and Wellbeing App Library Launched in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG have launched a Health & Wellbeing App Library for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The number of apps available to support a person’s health and wellbeing is continuously growing as people are becoming more digitally aware.

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire App Library aims to help people make an informed decision on the best apps for their health and wellbeing needs.

The app library contains hundreds of apps that are independently reviewed and clinically accredited by a team of healthcare professionals. The app was created in partnership with ORCHA, who are the world’s leading health app evaluation and distribution organisation.

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.”

Health and wellbeing apps do not replace healthcare services and should only be used to support an individuals’ care. If someone has a health concern, they must contact their GP or pharmacist as the NHS is still available during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Health and Wellbeing App Library can be accessed via this link https://hwhealthapps.orcha.co.uk/ and will continue to be updated as new apps are developed.

For more information about Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s Health and Wellbeing App Library, visit our website: https://herefordshireandworcestershireccg.nhs.uk/our-work/digital/herefordshire-worcestershire-app-library

Information that was held previously by NHS Herefordshire CCG, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG, NHS South Worcestershire CCG and NHS Wyre Forest CCG was transferred to NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG on 1 April 2020.

The new CCG is the the new data controller. Any questions about the use of data (including patient data) by the new CCG should be directed to hw.enquiries@nhs.net.