University of Sheffield colleagues shared great news that one of their papers has received the top 10 most citations published within BMJ Health & Care Informatics (BMJ HCI) in 2019 and thus contributed the most in increasing awareness of the articles BMJ publish.

Objective – to document the quality of web and smartphone apps used and recommended for stress, anxiety or depression by examining the manner in which they were developed.

Design – the study was conducted using a survey sent to developers of National Health Service (NHS) e-therapies.

Data sources – Data were collected via a survey sent out to NHS e-therapy developers during October 2015 and review of development company websites during October 2015.

Data collection/extraction methods – Data were compiled from responses to the survey and development company websites of the NHS e-therapies developers.

As an increasing number of developers are looking to produce e-therapies for the NHS it is essential they apply clinical and academic best practices to ensure the creation of safe and effective apps.

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