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NHS England offers Trusts over £100 million funding pot to set up centres of global digital excellence
Twenty six of the most digitally advanced trusts have been invited by NHS England to apply for a £100m+ funding pot to become centres of global digital excellence and drive forward better use of technology in health. In a bid to win up to £10m each to invest in digital infrastructure and specialist training, the […]
NHS England has announced a two week extension on a scheme to fast-track cutting-edge innovations from across the globe to the NHS frontline. Developers of medtech devices and apps from around the world are called upon to join the new Innovation and Technology tariff, which provides a clear “route to market” for innovations. Hundreds of […]
New findings reveal NHS initiative to get vulnerable people online has dramatically improved their health and well being and reduced demand for front line services
A report published yesterday (18 July) shows an NHS programme to train vulnerable people to use the internet has led to over half feeling more confident to manage their health, 21% making fewer calls or visits to their GP and 6% making fewer trips to A&E. This behaviour change is estimated to have saved the […]
Today NHS England and NHS Improvement announce three key appointments to help transform how the NHS uses technology and information. The creation of these roles reflects recommendations in the forthcoming review on the future of NHS information systems by Dr Bob Wachter. Rather than appoint a single chief information and technology officer, consistent with the […]
We want to find out how people use NHS England’s digital communication channels; this website, our email bulletins and our social media accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube). To help us better understand your needs please complete our survey – it shouldn’t take you any longer than five minutes. Complete the survey
Marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day, NHS England has announced the addition of new software to its website to open it up to more people. The NHS England website now features Texthelp’s ‘Browsealoud’ – an innovative and free-to-use support tool which will read aloud and translate webpage content to users, allowing for a better and easier […]
Would you like to help us with a user research project on our digital communications? We want to observe users performing tasks on the NHS England website and our other channels. You are invited to take part in these sessions (lasting just one hour) taking place in either Leeds on 8 June or London on […]
NHS England has set aside £55 million to reward GPs and hospitals to switching to making referrals digitally by 2018, calling time on the practice of referring patients to hospital by second class post. At the moment around 50% of patients are referred for hospital appointments electronically. It is intended this will increase rapidly to […]
As a new NHS England service specification is launched on diabetes transition, Newham’s DAWN scheme shows how the use of technology has led to successful results. A pilot scheme in Newham helping young people keep on top of their diabetes care has rolled out Skype appointments to all patients as part of a successful four year […]
Advice on using social media, texts and Skype to keep young people engaged in treatment for their diabetes has been published as part of wider information to help commissioners improve care transition. NHS England has produced a new service specification to help improve services for young people transferring from child to adult services or from one […]