Digital transformation

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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.

News and blogs

Bending the curve: how data analysts, GPs, public health and hospitals are using the ‘golden thread’ of Population Health Management

As a GP my priority is to help patients stay well for longer or prevent them developing long term conditions, where possible. It can be difficult to do that on a daily basis with 10 minute appointments, heaps of paper work and mounting pressures. We often find ourselves fire-fighting with a relentless and increasing workload. […]

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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.