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A fitness tool backed by the NHS has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of people seeking to get in shape during lockdown. New figures show that downloads of Public Health England’s ‘Couch to 5k’ app skyrocketed over the last three months. From March until the end of June, there were almost one million downloads […]
Thousands of patients with cystic fibrosis and dozens recovering from coronavirus are being given devices and apps so that medics can monitor their condition remotely, as part of the NHS drive to give more people connected, supported, personalised care in their own homes. People with cystic fibrosis (CF) are among those classed as at extreme […]
People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service launched today. Daily texts will be sent by the NHS to new patients who register their Covid-19 symptoms and contact details with the 111 online service. The messages will check how people are, and ensure that […]
Speaking at an event on fake news tonight, the chief executive of the NHS will warn about the impact of ‘fake news’ on people’s health. In the Oxford Conversation, at the Sheldonian Theatre, Sir Simon Stevens will warn that the proliferation of inaccurate and often deliberately misleading health information available online, often through the booming […]
The chief executive of the NHS in England has called on all social media firm to crack down on potentially harmful material after two of the biggest sites confirm they plan to act on health service demands for action. Facebook and Instagram have announced that they will remove posts promoting ‘miracle’ cures and get-slim-quick products, […]
The search is on for nurses and other health professionals across England to become the face of the NHS App on social media and in their communities, helping people to take back control of their own health. England’s Chief Nursing Officer, Ruth May, today launched the drive to find 10 passionate NHS ambassadors including nurses, […]
The NHS has saved hundreds of people from sepsis thanks to better use of digital technology in hospitals. In a major nationwide push to tackle the condition, including a one hour identification and treatment ambition, new ‘alert and action’ technology is being introduced which uses algorithms to read patients’ vital signs and alert medics to […]
Thousands of people who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes will receive digital support to prevent them developing the condition as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. In pilot schemes, offering convenient, 24/7 access to online advice significantly boosted the numbers taking up the flagship Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP). Almost seven in 10 […]
NHSX and NHS England have published a list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions, to give purchasers in the NHS more confidence in their route to digitisation. NHS England and NHSX have developed a new section on the Health Systems Support Framework to help organisations and integrated care systems get best value for […]
NHS chief Simon Stevens today called on tech firms to help the health service become a world leader in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. He also asked staff to work with us and share ideas on reforms to the payment systems that would help encourage and facilitate quicker adoption and expansion. The […]