Without strong leadership, the NHS will struggle overcoming the unprecedented challenges technology delivery can pose. From procurement to deployment and the NHS Digital Academy’s progress, this hub will let you know the latest in the NHS digital leadership arena.

Consumer-focused tech the 'new drive' in healthcare

Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health, argues there is one key area the industry is behind on: consumer-focused technologies

BLOG: Embracing the clinical informatics revolution in healthcare

Dr Raj Kumar, NHS Digital Clinical Director and Responsible Officer, looks at the 'clinical informatics-fuelled' transformation of...

Zane Burke to stand down as Cerner President in November

John Peterzalek, Cerner Executive Vice President of Worldwide Client Relationships, will take on Burke’s responsibilities


New digital platform to help NHS staff voice concerns about their jobs

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock will announce the launch of a new platform enabling staff to share expectations and frustrations about their jobs in a speech at Southmead Hospital in Bristol later today.

Blog: Strengthening the professional voice and leadership within the digital space

Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) is the national framework for all nursing, midwifery and care staff, wherever they work, whatever their role.

Hancock to announce £487m boost to digitise hospitals

Speaking at West Suffolk Hospital today, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock will announce a £487m boost to digitise hospitals as he names tech one of his key early priorities.

Progressiveness, Innovation and Diversity at the UK Health Show 2018

The leading event for the whole of the UK’s healthcare sector returns on the 25-26 September to ExCeL London

Matt Hancock becomes Health and Social Care Secretary in major reshuffle

Jeremy Hunt takes over at the Foreign Office following Boris Johnson's resignation and Matt Hancock becomes the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care...

Filling the NHS digital skills gap

With a refreshed workforce plan due from HEE, how is the NHS going to secure the digital skills required to deliver digital transformation? Beverley Bryant, Chief Operating Officer at System C and Graphnet Care Alliance, and James Freed, CIO of Health Education England, share their views.

Health Data Research UK appoints chief strategy and technology officers

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) has appointed two new leaders to shape its scientific and technology strategies as the institute forges ahead with initiatives aiming to address some of the most pressing health research challenges through cutting-edge data science.

Lord Darzi appointed as chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative

Lord Darzi becomes the chair of a new joint government-industry group aiming to speed up patient access to innovation.

GDE trusts light the way for NHS digital transformation at UK e-Health Week

Working with users, harnessing data, and learning from others were key takeaways from the GDE Zone at UK e-Health Week.

WannaCry attack exposed trusts’ ‘negative return-on-investment syndrome’, hears UK e-Health Week panel

NHS trust boards tend to overlook the need to continually examine their basic technology infrastructure when weighing up investment decisions, UK e-Health Week delegates heard today (15 May).

BLOG: We need an E-NHS

In a new blog, Joan Pons Laplana, NHS Digital clinical informatics fellow, says the NHS should put more focus on 'prevention' and empowering patients to take control of their care with the help of trusted digital tools...

NHS Digital clinical informatics fellow calls for a ‘digital revolution’

Ahead of UK e-Health Week 2018, BJ-HC catches up with Joan Pons Laplana, one of the four professionals undertaking a year-long clinical informatics fellowship with NHS Digital.

A Career in Nursing Informatics?

Anne Cooper, NHS Digital Chief Nurse, and Danielle Siarri, Founder of InnoNurse, argue that the networked world has created an opportunity for nursing informatics professionals to connect and add value through sharing best practice examples and evidence-based research, looking at their career trajectory.

Lords committee criticises the NHS over its ‘incoherent’ commitment to the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

The Lords Science and Technology Committee has released a new report looking into the implementation arrangements for the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

BLOG: Leading Change, Adding Value – supporting and driving national, regional and local transformation

It has been two years since Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) was launched as the national framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff within England.

BLOG: How happy employees make healthier patients

In a new blog for BJ-HC, Célia Ribeiro, Health Innovation Manager at Glintt, argues employee wellbeing has to be part of healthcare organisations' strategy to improve patient experience...

Digital leaders lined up to make HIMSS UK e-Health Week the unmissable tech event of 2018

Leaders from across the UK and international health tech space will come together at this year’s UK e-Health Week, promising to make the event the most important to date.

NHS Digital boss wins Chief Digital Officer of the Year

Sarah Wilkinson, CEO of NHS Digital, the national body tasked with helping digitise the NHS and social care in the UK, has been awarded Chief Digital Officer 2017 by the CDO Club, the world’s largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders.

Department of Health and Social Care on the hunt for new cybersecurity leader

Based within the digital, data and primary care directorate in the Department of Health and Social Care, the new deputy director of cybersecurity will have to ensure that the system is prepared to deal with emerging cyber issues threatening the delivery of services.

Health Service Executive in Ireland appoints new CIO

Professor Martin Curley, who is currently leading the Mastercard Advisors Global Digital Practice, will become the Chief Information Officer role of the Health Service Executive in Ireland.

Data and insight: The NHS doesn’t have time to lose

In a previous blog for the British Journal of Healthcare Computing, I argued the NHS will not be able to deliver their population health management vision without the right digital tools in place, underpinned by the right staff skills training. Only this will enable them to make integrated systems a reality.

BLOG: Moving towards centre stage

2018 has only just started, but already it’s been quite a year for health informatics in Wales.

Dr Simon Eccles appointed as new Health and Care CCIO

“This is a joint appointment between NHS England and NHS Improvement and is a tangible example of the intention for both to work much more closely together, and with NHS Digital, to harness the power of data to improve patient care while keeping costs to taxpayers to an acceptable level,” said Sigurd Reinton, NHS Improvement Non-Executive Director...

Partnership spells new approach to digital health tech

The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has today announced a partnership in the UK with The Social Kinetic, designed to transform access to information technology and digital learning within the UK health sector.

Scottish government urged to address barriers in digitising health and care

A new report from the Scottish parliament’s Health and Sport committee looks at the main barriers in digitising the NHS, urging the government to take action.



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