Digital technology

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We’re using technology to help health and care professionals communicate better and enable people to access the care they need quickly and easily, when it suits them.

From websites and apps that make care and advice easy to access wherever you are, to connected computer systems that give staff the test results, history and evidence they need to make the best decisions for patients, we’re working smarter to provide better care than ever before.

The NHS Long Term Plan was published on 7 January 2019. The plan sets out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, following the five year funding settlement announced by the government in July 2018. The plan underpins the importance of technology in the future NHS; setting out the critical priorities that will support digital transformation and provide a step change in the way the NHS cares for citizens.

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The role of CCIOs in Digital Transformation of the NHS

Ayesha Rahim, Perinatal Psychiatrist and Deputy Medical Director/Chief Clinical Information Officer at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust reflects on her role as CCIO and talks about how the NHS Digital Academy has helped her to do her job more effectively. I have always had an interest in digital health. Like many colleagues, I have been […]

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Empowering people

We’re creating new apps, websites and services that help people manage their health and wellbeing, and get advice on the go.

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Connected digital systems

We are replacing paper files with quick, secure, connected systems that give us the information we need for great care.

Why the NHS needs to use digital technology to work smarter

Matthew Swindells is NHS England’s Director for Commissioning Operations and Information. In this video he discusses how he thinks the NHS must use technology better and why this is important for patients and the future of the NHS.