Blockchain, AI or sensor technologies are creating a buzz in healthcare, but is their use supported by the NHS IT infrastructure? Keep an eye on this hub to find out the latest on health tech innovation and their support for the delivery of Five Year Forward View commitments.

NHS Digital launches new mental health data hub and more digital health news briefs

NHS Digital introduces new mental health data hub, Babylon launches Healthcheck service, Health Data Research UK launches £3m funding competition

Medopad partners with Tencent and Parkinson's Centre of Excellence to develop AI for Parkinson's disease

Medopad teams up with Tencent and Parkinson's Centre of Excellence at King's College Hospital in London...

Accelerator launched for ‘high growth potential’ UK-based data-driven biomedical start-ups

Innovate UK launches accelerator for biomedical and data science start-ups, to be delivered by the Francis Crick Institute


TestCard secures £1.25m for digitally-enabled home urine test

TestCard already has a signed agreement to trial its solution at an NHS trust in Yorkshire.

Oxford VR lands £3.2m in funding

Oxford University spin-out secures £3.2m in funding, plans to use the new money to bring its technology to market.

Applications open for two NHS schemes accelerating spread of innovation

NHS England opens applications for the Innovation and Technology Payment 2019/20 and the 4th call of the Innovation Accelerator programme.

Babylon set to double its London team and target chronic disease with £75m investment

Dr Ali Parsa, Babylon CEO and Founder, made the announcement at an event organised this week at Babylon's headquarters in London...

Apple announces Watch Series 4 with FDA-approved ECG

Apple has received FDA clearance for an atrial fibrillation-detecting algorithm and an ECG built into the Apple Watch Series 4.

Prince William launches new tool to improve access to mental health information and resources

Prince William is launching a new UK-wide portal created by mental health charity Mind, the Royal Foundation, Heads Together and 11 other organisations.

Medopad acquires Silicon Valley start-up to accelerate US expansion

While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, both firms focus on engaging patients through health apps and analysing data for insights using AI.

AI predicts risk of death in patients with heart disease better than expert-constructed models

Scientists believe similar models could be used in the future to predict risk and suggest treatments, helping doctors 'with more and more aspects of their practice'...

West Midlands to focus on digital health after winning bid to become first UK 5G test area

The West Midlands has won the bid to become the first multi-city 5G testbed in the UK, with a new project set to develop hubs to pilot 5G applications and services in Coventry, Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

Cambridge-based firm unveils surgical robotic system to be used by NHS hospitals

CMR Surgical has its sights set on international expansion after unveiling a new surgical robotic system, Versius.

Scientists develop machine learning tool able to predict cancer growth

New research from the Institute of Cancer Research and the University of Edinburgh reveals experts have used Artificial Intelligence to predict how cancers will evolve.

VR to improve understanding of childbirth experiences for parents-to-be at Hull hospital

New VR headsets at Hull Women and Children's Hospital are set to help parents-to-be prepare for the birth of their children...

NHS SBS launches payroll app for NHS employees

NHS SBS introduces new app set to facilitate access to pay details on mobile devices for NHS employees.

Breaking new ground with population analytics

A single source of truth is essential for successfully managing population health across large regions. Through the Healthy Wirral Partnership, a group of care providers, commissioners, and a local authority on England’s North West coast is working with healthcare technology and services provider Cerner to take place-based care to the next level.

Computer predictions help aid workers tackle Yemen cholera epidemic

As the UN issues warnings of a possible 'third wave' of the cholera epidemic in Yemen, the UK's Department for International Development, the Met Office, UNICEF and NASA-funded researchers join forces to tackle the outbreak...

BLOG: An exciting future for the digital NHS

With the NHS celebrating its 70th birthday, Dr Sam Shah (Director of Digital Development, NHS England) explores how technology has played a crucial role in getting healthcare in England to where it is today. He then examines what the future holds and how technology has the potential to change healthcare even more dramatically in the coming years.

Now Healthcare Group opens £1.5m tele-pharmacy in Liverpool, eyes global expansion

A new tele-pharmacy 'super-hub' is set to help people living with chronic conditions and create 30 new jobs in Liverpool...

13 NHS hospitals start using new tech from California-based company HeartFlow

California-based company HeartFlow's technology is being fast-tracked into NHS use through the Innovation and Technology Payment programme...

London-based FundamentalVR introduces new software platform for trainee surgeons

FundamentalVR has developed a new platform to address the experience gap for trainee surgeons.

Cambridge-based Healthera raises £3m in Series A round to accelerate expansion

Cambridge-based company raises funding to drive growth after connecting more than 800 pharmacies and GPs since the commercial launch of its platform.

Alder Hey Children's Hospital to introduce holograms in operating theatres

Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will deploy Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality headsets and develop a new app to improve access to information in partnership with Black Marble...

AI system can diagnose eye disease as accurately as world-leading experts, new research indicates

DeepMind Health and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, along with UCL researchers, have created an AI system that can detect more than 50 eye conditions and refer patients for further treatment correctly more than 94% of the time.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on the lookout for healthcare finance innovation

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's charity CW+ is expanding its innovation programme, launching a new healthcare finance initiative...

The shivers of Bablyon

A few weeks ago I was at a conference where Ali Parsa, founder and CEO of Babylon Health, was the keynote speaker. It was a bold choice because nothing in the modern digital healthcare world seems to polarise opinion quite like Babylon, sending shivers of anxiety or excitement through their detractors and supporters.

snap40 plans to double headcount after raising $8m in seed funding

Edinburgh-based digital health company plans to accelerate its expansion both in the US and the UK after raising $8m (£6.1m) in funding.



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