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Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has outlined NHS England’s plans for further developing Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS). In a letter written to around 250 key stakeholders, NHS England’s National Medical Director calls on them to support the programme that takes the NHS into a new and exciting technological era that will help empower patients and […]
A new comparison website tool has been published that allows health and social care organisations to see how their services compare with those of others. MyNHS is a transparency web tool that compares on a range of outcomes at both national and regional level. It has been developed by NHS England, together with the Department […]
NHS England and GovLab have today launched a blueprint – The Open Data Era in health and social care report – for accelerating the use of open data in health and care settings. The availability of open data can empower citizens and help care providers, patients and researchers make better decisions, spur new innovations and […]
The second wave of the £500 million ‘Integrated Digital Care Fund’, (formerly the ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund’), opens to applications today. NHS Trusts, and now Local Authorities, can apply for part of £240 million of funding to digitise and integrate patient information across the health and care sector, driving improvements in patient care. […]
NHS England today clarified the future of its Choose and Book programme, following an article in the Observer newspaper at the weekend. Beverley Bryant, Director of Strategic Systems and Technology for NHS England explained the contract on Choose and Book – introduced in 2004 as a national electronic appointment booking service that provides patients with […]
Public urged to help NHS England cut no-show appointments Technology is being used to cut the numbers of missed GP and outpatient appointments, NHS England will announced Monday. Figures have suggested that more than twelve million GP appointments are missed each year in the UK, costing in excess of £162 million per year. A further […]
The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 The second day of the Health and Care Innovation Expo got off to a lively start with Care.data in the spotlight once again. Tim Kelsey, Director for Patients and Information for NHS England kicked off the packed session by setting out his vision for the future NHS. Kelsey said, […]
Attendees at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014 explored the challenges for healthcare in making increased use of digital channels to engage with patients. Around 11 million people in England lack basic digital skills, with around 7 million having never used the internet. Health literacy is closely linked to improved outcomes for patients; with information […]
Telehealth was thrown into the spotlight today at the Health and Care Innovation Expo, where a panel of experts discussed its potential and asked the question – has it been too focused on technology? The panel, including Beverley Bryant and Dr Martin McShane from NHS England, Ian Dalton, President of BT Global Health and Dr […]
NHS England acts in response to concerns about information sharing – statement from Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and Information
The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 In recent weeks, we have heard from patients, many GPs, their professional organisations and, groups like Healthwatch. They have told us very clearly that patients need more time to learn about information sharing, the benefits and their right to object. They have also told us that they understand why sharing […]