Policy

Health IT advocates believe the sustainable future of the NHS is contingent on technology. This implementation is itself dependent on regulation, funding, strategies or reimbursement. Our hub will keep you up to date with the latest developments in health tech policy across the NHS.

It’s time for a ‘digital first’ system, Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care warns

The final report says advanced technologies offer an opportunity to shift the model of care from 'diagnose and treat' to 'predict and...

Government determined to position UK ‘at the forefront of the AI revolution’ in healthcare

Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK has an opportunity to 'lead the world in the use of data and technology to prevent illness'...

Union warns GP at Hand ‘will destabilise’ GP practices

Over 130 health professionals sign letter calling on the government to scrap the GP at Hand service

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Investing in a ‘far-reaching’ automation programme could save the NHS nearly £13bn a year, experts say

Findings from former Labour health minister Lord Darzi's health and social care review indicate the NHS could save a tenth of its annual running costs through automation...

Dr Eric Topol to lead review on AI for the NHS

Dr Topol, renowned American cardiologist, geneticist, and digital medicine researcher, will start the review with a visit at Moorfields Eye Hospital, looking at the research partnership with DeepMind Health.

New board to drive implementation of Scotland’s digital health and care strategy

Scotland's new digital health and care strategy, published yesterday (25 April), sets out a series of commitments to drive the development of the infrastructure needed to empower citizens to take control of their health and wellbeing and improve service delivery...

New GP contract sees £10m investment in e-Referral Service roll-out

Dr Arvind Madan, NHS England Director of Primary Care, says investment in digital solutions will help GPs focus on ‘areas that matter most to their patients’.

NHS Digital releases cloud services and data offshoring guidance

"The guidance being published today will give greater clarity about how these technologies can be used and how data, including confidential patient information, can be securely managed,” said Rob Shaw, NHS Digital Deputy Chief Executive...

Auditors warn of ‘significant delays’ in digitising patient records in Wales

New report from the Wales Audit Office warns all parts of NHS Wales face ‘tough decisions’ on providing funding to deliver informatics projects in a reasonable timeframe.

UK government to set up new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

The UK government will invest £75m into delivering recommendations from an independent review on AI, released earlier this year.

NHS to get £2.8bn extra funding during the next three years

Chris Hopson, NHS Providers CEO, has said the £2.8bn extra funding is ‘less than the NHS needed but more than expected’.

Link up consumer electronic products with NHS and social care systems, says Edinburgh Medical School

In evidence submitted to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport committee, the Edinburgh Medical School says there is a ‘pressing need’ to link up consumer electronic products with health and care.

Hunt gives the go-ahead on the £325m investment for strongest STPs

innovation, NHS

Application process for Innovation and Technology Payment programme opens

Govt. announces £86m fund for health technology innovators and new medicines

NHS Wales

Welsh govt. to set up state-of-the-art National Imaging Academy

Global digital exemplars, NHS

North Tees and Hartlepool trust to file expression of interest to become a fast follower

Royal Liverpool to work with EMRAM stage 7 partners from Boston

Digital exemplar’s latest strategy puts emphasis on international collaboration through Global Digital Exemplar programme.
NHS Digital academy

New Healthcare Digital Leaders programme set up across the country

Three Liverpool trusts approaching start of EPR deployment

General Election

General Election: NHS IT pledges ahead of the election

Global digital exemplars, NHS

West Suffolk nominates Milton Keynes University Hospital as fast follower

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Mental health exemplars to buddy up with fast followers

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear aligns informatics strategy to GDE objectives

Global digital exemplars, NHS

New digital exemplars to cover ‘geographical areas’

the most ambitious programme of investment

Tories set to embark on ‘most ambitious’ NHS tech investment plan

NHS, IT

Labour promises £10bn for ‘NHS buildings and IT systems’ as part of £37bn pledge

simon stevens, uk e-health week

2017-18 is a ‘sleeves rolled up year’ for the NHS, says Simon Stevens

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