Public Health England and ORCHA open call for Digital Health Check tech

Public Health England and ORCHA, the health app advisor and evaluation organisation, have launched a call to identify digital health products and services capable of supporting the NHS Health Check programme.
Digital solutions will need to demonstrate they are capable of delivering or supporting the delivery of the key elements of the current NHS Health Check programme and will be tested in a small-scale pilot in early 2021.
The NHS Health Check programme targets those aged 40 to 74, aiming to identify any early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.
The call is seeking digital solutions to support information analysis, such as calculating the cardiovascular risk score, BMI or Diabetes risk. The solutions must be able to support digital communication with the patient and individual’s GP.
Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO of ORCHA, said to HTN: “We’re delighted to be working with Public Health England on this great initiative to identify digital health products and services capable of either delivering or supporting elements of the NHS Health Check for those aged between 40 and 75. Digital health offers some fantastic diagnostic tools and can be a real driver for behaviour change.”
“After the exponential growth in the use of healthcare apps by the general public this year, there has never been a better time to really embed digital approaches into our health system.”
“These apps need to be clear and easy to understand – this will be key with the age group in question. We want to hear from developers with great ideas about capturing patient information, communicating it to GPs and supporting the NHS Health Check process in ways that are simple, reassuring and seamless. We look forward to piloting some fantastic new products next year.”

The solutions must also meet the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for Health and Social Care (DTAC), NICE evidence standards framework for digital health technologies and BSI PAS 277 for developing, testing and releasing health and wellness apps.

For further information please click here. The deadline is 12:00 noon on the 16th December 2020.


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