Harnessing the Information Revolution

The health and care system’s Five Year Forward View strategy set out the incredible challenge facing the NHS; expensive to treat conditions are on the rise, people are living longer and we now need to provide more care than ever before.

The strategy’s Next Steps and Robert Wachter’s Making IT Work report, make clear that to meet this demand, reduce pressure on services and continue to provide high quality care, the NHS must make better use of information and technology.

That’s why, as a member of the National Information Board, we are collaborating on a variety of digital programmes that will enable us to work smarter and more securely, provide clinicians with the best insight and give patients more convenient, personalised and high-quality care and services.