Digital transformation

Doctor with ipad

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.

As of 1 July 2019, NHSX, which brings teams from the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement together into one unit, is responsible for driving digital transformation and leading policy, implementation and change in this area.

News and blogs

Narrowing the gap – increasing engagement with digital services

Following the publication of novel research on digital inclusion in health and social care by Basis Social, Bola Akinwale, Deputy Director, National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme reflects on how the NHS and wider organisations can reduce digital exclusion and narrow healthcare inequalities The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a harsh light on the health inequalities and […]

Empowering people

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

Connected digital systems

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