Designing and building products and services

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

NHS Digital Health Technology Standard consultation

To improve the way the NHS assesses technologies for use by patients and staff, NHSX is developing a Digital Health Technology Standard. This aims to help developers understand what’s expected of them, and speed up and streamline how health technologies are reviewed and commissioned for use in the NHS. Take a look at the draft standard, and then complete our short survey to ensure a robust, proportionate and attainable standard. The consultation runs until Wednesday 22 April 2020.

Data-driven health and care technology

NHSX wants to make the NHS a world leader in developing ethical and safe data-driven technologies. Find out more information on what AI is, why AI matters, what our AI lab will do and the tools and guidance we have developed to support innovators in this field.

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