If we endorse an externally-produced professional standard, it means that:
Endorsement will only be considered if the publication or resource meets the following mandatory criteria:
The Royal College of Nursing notes that there are several types of software and Apps for use in health and social care. The RCN is supportive of the work of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and its collaborators in developing an assessment tool for Apps used for health and social care. Until such time that a credible assessment tool becomes available the RCN is not in a position to endorse or accredit Apps.
If and when the RCN decides to endorse/accredit Apps we will develop an effective and appropriate process and quality assurance framework for it.