A firm which reviews healthcare apps for several NHS trusts says 80% of them do not meet its standards.
Failings include poor information, lack of security updates and insufficient awareness of regulatory requirements, said Orcha chief executive Liz Ashall-Payne.
The firm's reviews help determine whether an app should be recommended to patients by NHS staff.
There are about 370,000 health-related apps available online, Orcha said.
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