MUTU System now approved by NHS Apps Library

MUTU System approved by NHS Apps Library

Our leading digital pelvic floor and core muscle exercise and support programme for over 68,000 women around the world, has been approved by the NHS Apps Library.

MUTU System was founded by maternal health expert Wendy Powell and joins an esteemed list of recommended health platforms to have met the detailed criteria of NHS Digital standards, marking the latest high profile evidence supporting the clinical benefits of the 12 module programme, which is referred to by specialist pelvic health physical therapists, surgeons, midwives, and hospital women’s health physiotherapists.

The Assessment

The NHS Apps library helps users to find trusted and effective health and wellbeing apps that have been assessed to be clinically safe and secure. All products approved by the library must have met stringent NHS Digital standards. Owing to the complexity of the medical concerns and mental issues addressed by MUTU System, assessments were comprehensively evaluated against the Digital Assessment Questions (DAQ) process.

Developed by NHS Digital, the methodology evaluates apps against criteria including

  • Clinical effectiveness
  • Regulatory approval
  • Safety
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Usability
  • Interoperability
  • Technical stability and change management.

The NHS Digital Assessors said “MUTU System has met all of the expected compliance standards and displays evidence of clinical benefits. The product has also shown benefits in terms of reduced risk of surgery, symptom improvement and mental well-being improvement.”

MUTU working in partnership with the NHS

MUTU System is currently engaging in a partnership with the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Department at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust (NNUH) to provide their patients with crucial digital support in the absence of face to face NHS consultations to support pelvic health issues, discomforts and anxieties during the COVID-19 pandemic. This came after the Women’s Health Physiotherapist team at NNUH approached Wendy in 2019 to partner on a pilot study to clinically test the MUTU System programme, after patients had referenced it during NHS consultations. Though discussions began on how MUTU System could compliment physio care, it would soon change to how digital pelvic health exercises and close guidance could support vulnerable women in light of the pandemic.