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Designing and building products and services

Resources for people developing services and technologies in health and social care.

Data-driven health and care technology

The code of conduct (Department of Health and Social Care, 2019) sets out what is expected of people developing, deploying and using data-driven technologies.

Following on from the state of the nation survey (PDF, 745 KB) in 2018 that provided invaluable insights into AI technologies being developed, we want to go one step further and understand where they are being developed and what problems they are solving. This tangible information will help us to build and nurture the development of an ecosystem: we want to assess what else is needed in terms of policies, investment, education, support and regulation to ensure we achieve our aims.

If you or anyone in your network is developing, deploying or utilising data driven technology, please take our State of the Nation Survey: Data-driven Health and Care now or share it with colleagues who may be interested.

Evidence standards framework for digital health technologies

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has worked with partners to develop a standards framework to make sure new technologies are clinically effective and offer economic value.

NHS developer network

NHS Digital's NHS developer network includes technical information, software tools, source code and data for developers who are designing and building software for use in health and social care.

NHS digital service manual

The digital service manual helps NHS teams design and build consistent, usable digital services that put people first. It includes:

  • the NHS.UK frontend library
  • prototyping kit
  • design principles
  • UI styles, patterns and components
  • content style guide
  • accessibility and other practice guidance