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Plans to ensure that everyone using the NHS can access free Wi-Fi are among recommendations made today by Martha Lane Fox. Martha Lane Fox has made the recommendations in a bid to increase take-up of internet enabled services in health and care. This follows a commission from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt who asked the former […]
Doing nothing is no longer an option when it comes to clinicians embracing digital technology and information. That was the clear message from Beverley Bryant to the Sustainable Healthcare Conference staged at the King’s Fund. NHS England’s Director of Digital Technology told delegates: “There are two jobs: to put technology into the hands of patients […]
Patients will arrange 10 million GP appointments and order 15 million repeat prescriptions online this year
Patients in England are on course to use online services offered by their local GPs to arrange more than 10 million appointments and order more than 15 million prescriptions in this financial year, NHS England’s digital lead revealed today (2 December 2015). Based on HSCIC activity figures six months into the year, it is also […]
NHS England will begin gathering baseline data on providers’ technological capabilities for a digital maturity index. The digital maturity index will give a national picture of how far the NHS has come on its mission to make effective and meaningful use of technology and highlight areas for improvement. The digital maturity self-assessment guidance sets out […]
NHS England is supporting a campaign led by Tinder Foundation to help the 9.5 million people currently lacking basic digital skills in the UK to get online to improve their health. Get Online Week takes place this year from 12-18 October and aims to show tens of thousands of people how being online can benefit their […]
The NHS mantra should be: “Every patient needs a barcode”. That was the revolutionary thought outlined by Tim Kelsey, NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information and Chair of the National Information Board, as he opened day two of the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015 conference in Manchester. He told delegates: “Hospitals across […]
Patient access to records ignited a lively debate at the NHS England Expo conference today. Beverly Bryant, NHS England’s Director of Digital told the audience patient experience had been improved over the past few years by being able to do more on line including booking appointments and patient access to records. And relationships with the […]
The NHS will urge health and social care leaders to end the unnecessary reliance on paper in the treatment of patients and make services safer, more effective and efficient. The NHS will announce new measures to help the patients, the public and clinicians make more use of technology to improve the health of the nation. […]
NHS England has picked up the top award at the Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2015, which celebrated innovation and leadership in the digital world. The award for best health and social care product or service went to the Widening Digital Participation programme for their work, along with partners the Tinder Foundation, on improving the digital […]
Rapid advances in the use of technology and data will see the NHS improve patient care and help meet the predicted £22billion deficit in its budget. Tim Kelsey, NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information, told the Digital Health and Care Congress at the King’s Fund today that “technology has a hugely important role […]